Tropical Storm Could Be on the Way

September 14, 2007

Costa Rica can’t breathe a sigh of relief yet – more stormy weather could be headed this way, officials from the National Emergency Commission (CNE) and the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported this week.

The eighth tropical depression so far this season is whirling around near the Lesser Antilles islands and could move west toward Costa Rica today, said IMN meteorologist Gustavo Murillo. It could also gain strength and grow from a tropical depression to a tropical storm, indirectly affecting Costa Rica with heavy rains.

Monday, Emergency Commission workers headed to Heredia, north of San José, and other parts of the country to assess damage in the wake of heavy rains late last week, according to a statement from the commission.

“The saturation of the ground, the enormous quantity of trash in rivers and ravines and a tropical storm … (came) together to provoke a large quantity of incidents characterized by floods and landslides,” last week, when heavy rains hit the Central Valley, Pacific coast and Northern Zone, said CNE President Daniel Gallardo.

Damage was also reported in the Tilarán area of the northwestern Guanacaste province; in Grecia, northwest of San José; in the central Pacific Quepos area; and in the canton of Mora, southwest of San José.

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

A pilgrimage for a saint: El Salvador mourns
Central America
124 views
Central America
124 views

A pilgrimage for a saint: El Salvador mourns

AFP - March 25, 2019

Hundreds of Salvadorans paid tribute this weekend to their first saint, San Salvador Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, murdered 39 years…

News
137 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: March 25, 2019

Alexander Villegas - March 25, 2019

An indigenous land rights leader was murdered in his home, four cases of measles detected in Costa Rica and La…

Costa Rica Treatment Center tackles addiction differently
Costa Rica
180 views
Costa Rica
180 views

Costa Rica Treatment Center tackles addiction differently

The Tico Times - March 25, 2019

Costa Rica Treatment Center tackles addiction differently. While most drug and alcohol rehab centers shelter their clients from external stimuli,…