Costa Rica could feel ‘indirect’ effects from Hanna

August 29, 2008

 

As Costa Rican emergency officials dropped the Yellow Alert they had raised last week for Hurricane Gustav, weather analysts here suggested residents carry big umbrellas this week for the side-effects of the next hurricane of the season, Hanna.
 
Gustav swept the United States’ Gulf Coast yesterday after nearly 2 million people evacuated New Orleans and surrounding cities, though the hurricane weakened and fell short of the destruction of Hurricane Katrina three years ago, the Associated Press reported.
 
The hurricane affected Costa Rica on Thursday, bringing heavy showers, road damage and flooding particularly in the western part of the Central Valley, according to José Joaquín Agüero of the National Meteorology Institute.
 
Agüero said this week Hanna – farther away and less fierce than Gustav – could make itself known with downpours along Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, Central Valley and Northern Zone.
 
As of yesterday afternoon, Hanna was stirring 120-kilometer-per-mile winds off the Bahamas’ easterly island of Mayaguana, Agüero said.
 
Residents in the southeastern United States girded themselves as weather analysts said Hanna by Friday could arrive in Savannah, Georgia, or fall anywhere from the Carolinas down to Florida, the daily Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
 

You may be interested

With Keylor Navas battling injuries, Real Madrid eyes January swoop for Bilbao goalie
Keylor Navas
250 views
Keylor Navas
250 views

With Keylor Navas battling injuries, Real Madrid eyes January swoop for Bilbao goalie

AFP - December 11, 2017

Real Madrid's first foray into the January transfer market will be to snap up Athletic Bilbao's promising goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga,…

Our High Season Print Edition is here! Here’s where to find it
The Tico Times
508 views
The Tico Times
508 views

Our High Season Print Edition is here! Here’s where to find it

Katherine Stanley - December 11, 2017

In the weeks since the relaunch of The Tico Times on Sept. 1, we’ve been hard at work to reconnect…

Bright Lights Boat Parade inaugurates holiday season in Quepos
Events
572 views
Events
572 views

Bright Lights Boat Parade inaugurates holiday season in Quepos

Elizabeth Lang - December 11, 2017

The Bright Lights Boat Parade marked the official kickoff of the holiday season in the Central Pacific town of Quepos…