Yellow Alert for Pacific; North and Central

Most rivers in the area without proper bridge crossings were made impassable, and even quite a few bridges were breached by the high rising water.  As of now the main road as well as the side roads all over the area have filled with even bigger and more dangerous holes made by a combination of the heavy falling rain, flooding and the passing of vehicles.  According to the National Emergency Commission (CNE), we are still in a yellow alert for the Pacific North and Pacific Central.  “The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) mentions that due to the proximity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone, unstable and humid conditions in the country and surroundings has been generated in the Pacific Coast.  The downpours have been particularly strong in the North Pacific (rains between 150-140 mm), and in the Central Pacific and it is expected that during the afternoon the rainy activity will continue in the Pacific, North Zone and Valley Central with variable intensity.”  We should all be very proactive when driving as well as walking, being vigilant in observing rivers when crossing as well as holes and mud while on main roads. Flooding is not uncommon here in the province of Guanacaste, with just last October the small town of Nosara having to evacuate over 1,000 people.


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*photos by CNE Refugio Nacional De Vida Silvestre Ostional




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