National Police and Judicial Investigation Police officers on Nov. 28 join the collection and distribution of food and other supplies in the Northern Zone.
As Hurricane Otto relief efforts continue, a cold front brings additional rains to many parts of Costa Rica.
A GoFundMe campaign to support Hurricane Otto victims in Bijagua seeks to raise $100,000 to get families back on their feet.
(Photo by Pip Kelly, via GoFundMe)
The small town of Bijagua has united to help its Hurricane Otto victims, as well as folks from nearby Upala.
National Police officers rescued and took to shelters a large number of animals and pets they found during their evacuation missions on Nov. 24.
Government agencies, animal rights groups and private companies will receive donations over the weekend to assist a large number of stranded animals currently at shelters and others that remain in evacuated areas after the passage of Hurricane Otto.
A worker repairs power lines damaged by strong winds caused by Hurricane Otto in Limón.
AFP Photo / Ezequiel Becerra
Photos from Hurricane Otto’s landfall Thursday.
Officials from the Public Works and Transport Ministry estimate that Otto caused damage on 150 roads accounting for some ₡4,734 million ($8.4 million).
View of the coastal city of Limon, 160 kilometres east of San Jose, where the arrival of Hurricane Otto is expected in Costa Rica, on November 24, 2016. It will be the first time Costa Rica takes a direct hit from a hurricane since records began in 1851.
Otto keeps moving as a Category 2 hurricane at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour (6 mph) and generating sustained winds of up to 175 km/h (108 mph).
An evacuated family is seen in the Hostel of the Church Upper Room, in Guapiles, Costa Rica, some 100 km from Limon, on November 23, 2016.
On Thursday morning, Hurricane Otto is approaching the Caribbean coast as a Category 2 storm.
Workers cut a tree that killed a boy when it fell during a storm in Panama City on November 22, 2016. In Panama, three people died from a mudslide and a falling tree provoked by the first outer dump of Otto’s heavy rains, the head of the National Civil Protection Service, Jose Donderis, told AFP.
Hurricane Otto’s force is being felt throughout Central America as Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama have seen significant damages to their Caribbean coasts.
The Red Cross and other organizations are accepting donations as Hurricane Otto is set to make landfall in Costa Rica.
(Courtesy of Red Cross Costa Rica)
Hurricane Otto is nearing the shores of Costa Rica, so we’ve collected a list of precautions you should take and donations you can make before and during the storm.
Aerial view of the Chamela community, Jalisco State, Mexico, on Oct. 24, 2015 after the passage of Hurricane Patricia. Patricia flattened dozens of homes on Mexico’s Pacific coast, but authorities said Saturday the record-breaking hurricane largely spared the country as it weakened to a tropical depression.
Hurricane Patricia, a storm of record-setting ferocity, proved no match for the Sierra Madre Occidental. Confronted by the mountain range’s high peaks, Patricia crumpled, rapidly shrinking from a Category 5 beast to a tropical depression as it limped eastward across Mexico.