As you may already know, this is the first time that Costa Rica receives a Hurricane in its coasts. Costa Rica received, also, indirect effects of lots of tropical storms in the past.
The Hurricane made landfall in Nicaragua yesterday and moved through Costa Rica as a category one hurricane. Until now there have been nine losses, and around a dozen missing, which doesn’t mean they’re hurt or deceased, they may have left their houses in the emergency without saying where they were going and neighbours reported them.
These areas were part of the red alert, and the government made their evacuation since November the 22nd, but some of the local have refused to leave.
Airports such as the Juan Santamaria and Daniel Oduber remain open and functioning. However, all the domestics’ flights have been closed until new notice.
All government institutions such as schools, and except for those that can help with the emergency have been closed on Thursday and Friday.
The ICT or Tourism Institute of Costa Rica asked the tourism companies to cease their activities in the areas of the Caribbean, Guanacaste and the areas that were touched by the hurricane or remain on red alert still today.
All the nature reserves and national parks have been closed by the authorities until the pathways and trail are save again. It has been reported that there are isolated areas, flood streets, and damages. The quantity of rain that they have received in six-hour in proportional to the one that gets in months and a half during the rainy season.
The Hurricane Otto left the country, and it’s in the Pacific today, November the 25th, and it’s no longer having an effect over the country. Still, the Costa Rican meteorological institute has alerted about the weather instability and some rains are still expected on most of the parts in the country.
All over the country, there are thousands of people helping in donations with all the affected by this nature tragedy. As well as World aid came from all over.
Our government and all institutions have been truly efficient in handling this crisis and Costa Rica will soon be back to normality.
In 2Costa Rica we have a strict control of the tour operation, and we have strong communications with our passengers in Costa Rica .
If you have any questions, please don’t doubt on contacting us.