March 8, 2021

Tropical wave affected South Pacific of Costa Rica, authorities ask for caution

Tropical wave affected South Pacific of Costa Rica, authorities ask for caution



The National Commission of Emergencies of Costa Rica informed today that the tropical wave that affected the country yesterday and today in the morning left "considerable damages" in ways, houses and commerce in the South Pacific of the country and requested caution by the arrival of more rains .

The towns of Drake Bay, Puerto Jiménez, Golfito and Rancho Quemado, in the Osa Peninsula (south), register floods and water services, where 1,500 people are without service.

The president of the National Emergencies Commission, Alexander Solis, explained that they have enabled six temporary shelters, for the attention of 174 people.

To face this situation, the authorities have coordinated actions with the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), the Costa Rican Electricity Institute, the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers, as well as with the Municipality of Osa.

In addition, the areas of Quepos, Paquera, Cóbano and Garabito in the province of Puntarenas (central Pacific) have been affected by floods that caused damage to roads and power lines.

Authorities also report a missing man who apparently was dragged by the water when he tried to cross a river grown in the town of Dominicalito (south).

Solís also asked the population to be alert and prevented before the entry of a new tropical wave that will arrive this weekend and that will affect the central and southern Pacific, and the central valley.

"We make the call of caution to the population of risk sites," said the president of the body, Alexander Solis.

The Emergency Commission indicated that the condition of red alert (danger) is concentrated in the districts of Lepanto, Paquera and Cóbano and the yellow alert (prevention) is maintained for the Central and South Pacific, and the cantons of Santa Cruz, Hojancha and Nandayure in Guanacaste (North Pacific).

The green alert (informative) is for the northern zone, central valley and Sarapiquí.

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