Recent Hours of Rainfall Have Resulted in 36 Flooding Incidents. - Expat Community

Recent Hours of Rainfall Have Resulted in 36 Flooding Incidents.

Nov 3, 2023 | Costa Rica, News & Articles | 0 comments

Recent heavy rainfall in Costa Rica has led to 36 flood-related incidents, with the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Response (CNE) actively responding to these situations. The most severely affected areas include Golfito, Paraíso, and San Carlos.


One of the notable consequences of the flooding has been the inundation of the Bagaces health clinic and the sewer system in Guanacaste, highlighting the impact on public services and infrastructure. Additionally, there have been reports of homes being inundated in six other cantons due to the persistent heavy rains.


CNE President Alejandro Picado has pointed out that the road network has not been spared, with some routes experiencing blockages due to material falling. Among the affected roads are Route 246 in Coto Brus and Route 224 in Paraíso de Cartago, particularly in the Puente Negro area.


In response to the ongoing situation, an emergency shelter has been set up in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, where approximately 25 individuals are receiving assistance and support.


The good news is that the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) has confirmed that Tropical Storm Pilar no longer poses a threat to Central America. However, CNE has declared a yellow alert for the Pacific region and a green alert for the entire national territory.


The public is reminded to remain vigilant in light of continued rainfall, as the soil remains highly saturated, increasing the risk of further flooding and landslides. The safety and well-being of residents are of utmost importance during this period.



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