More heavy rains expected this weekend, red alerts issued
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More heavy rains expected this weekend, red alerts issued

Alexander Villegas - July 19, 2018

Another tropical wave┬áis expected to hit Costa Rica on Friday and Saturday, bringing heavy rains to the Caribbean coast and northern part of the country. The National…

UPDATED: 150 rescued after landslides leave motorists trapped on Route 32
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UPDATED: 150 rescued after landslides leave motorists trapped on Route 32

Alexander Villegas - July 15, 2018

UPDATE: The National Emergency Commission announced that as of 9 a.m. on Sunday, all 150 people that were trapped on Route 32 have been rescued. The route…

Costa Rica feels the chill from North America’s cold snap
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Costa Rica feels the chill from North America’s cold snap

AFP - January 6, 2018

Tropical Central America has been feeling the chilly outer rim of the weather phenomenon that has plunged the eastern United States and Canada into a deep freeze.…

Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico
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Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico

John McPhaul - December 13, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the horrendous 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor John McPhaul reflects on his experience at…

Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact
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Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact

John McPhaul - December 12, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the devastating 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor John McPhaul reflects on his experience at…

Cold front claims fourth victim in Costa Rica
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Cold front claims fourth victim in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - December 12, 2017

High winds claimed the life of a fourth victim in Costa Rica as the cold front that has been moving through the country since the weekend continued…

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador
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Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador

AFP - December 10, 2017

Three people have died in Costa Rica, includiing two Swiss tourists, and one in El Salvador as a result of intense winds in the region caused by…

Rains expected to lessen as of Saturday; Manuel Antonio reopens
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Rains expected to lessen as of Saturday; Manuel Antonio reopens

Katherine Stanley - October 27, 2017

Manuel Antonio National Park has reopened and damage from continuing heavy rains this week appears to have been limited. Earlier this week, authorities expressed concerns that heavy…

Manuel Antonio National Park closed due to heavy rains
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Manuel Antonio National Park closed due to heavy rains

Katherine Stanley - October 24, 2017

Costa Rica's most popular national park, Manuel Antonio, on the Central Pacific coast, is closed until further notice because of heavy rains in the area. The National…

Alert declared once more for Pacific slope due to heavy rains
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Alert declared once more for Pacific slope due to heavy rains

Katherine Stanley - October 23, 2017

The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) has announced that rains are expected to increase significantly on Costa Rica's Pacific Slope beginning on Tuesday. The Central and Southern Pacific…