Rescue operations, recovery continue after Hurricane Nate
Rescues for flooded areas, attention to communities cut off from the rest of the country, delivery of basic supplies and much more work continue in Costa Rica as the country continues to recover from Tropical Storm Nate.
The National Emergency Commission (CNE) released this photo of Costa Rican Red Cross Search and Rescue workers helping people in the Guanacaste community of Sardinal, which was isolated by flooding.
Red Cross workers made temporary bridges so they could take food into the community and get people out, the CNE reported.
A total of 7,700 people remained in shelters nationwide as of Sunday evening.
Schools in many areas of the country remained closed Monday. The Public Education Ministry (MEP) released this map showing regions with ongoing closures in red, and regions where schools can reopen today in yellow.
Read more about Costa Rica’s response to Nate, and how to help. Stay tuned for more on this developing story.
You may be interested
Thousands evacuated in Guatemala as volcano erupts, then stopsAFP - November 20, 2018
Guatemalan authorities declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people Monday after the Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth…
Daniel Ortega’s regime has twice as many political prisoners as Nicolás Maduro’sLucía Navas / La Prensa - November 20, 2018
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's dictatorship has proved to be more lethal against citizen protesters than Nicolás Maduro's in Venezuela, not…