Published Thursday, August 15, 2019

According to the National Meteorological Institute, the tropical storm has generated cloudy conditions in the country. / A.M. Costa Rica wire services photo.

Authorities declare alert for the tropical storm passing through the country

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Authorities of the National Emergency Commission, announced the activation of a green alert, in the provinces of Guanacaste* and San Jose*, and a yellow alert for the rest of the country, due to the 24th tropical thunderstorm currently passing through the country.

"Tropical storm #24 is generating cloudy conditions in most of the national territory and strong rainy activity in the Caribbean and the Northern Zone, as well as rains in the Central Valley and mountainous sectors of the Pacific," said the Commission in its statement.

According to specialists, emergency calls were already registered for flooding in the area of Quepos* on the pacific coast and Perez Zeledon* in the southern zone. They continue monitoring rivers and the areas most at risk of landslides.

According to the National Meteorological Institute, the tropical storm has generated cloudy conditions in the country, thunderstorms in the Caribbean Coast and the northern zone, as well as rain in the Central Valley and Pacific Coast.

"The area with the highest rainfall accumulation is in the province of Limon," said the specialist.

Tropical Storm #24 entered the country Wednesday and is expected to continue generating rainfall for the next 12 hours.

Due to the alerts, specialists recommend:

- Be alert in areas vulnerable to flooding due to sewer saturation, increased river flow, and landslides.

- In case of a thunderstorm, take refuge in a safe place.

- In case of strong wind gusts be alert to possible falling tree branches or electrical cables.

The authorities call on the public to call 911 to report any possible flooding, falling trees, or landslides.

More updated information can be reached at the Weather Channel site here.*

And at the National Weather Institute of Costa Rica site here.*

The A.M. Costa Rica team asks readers to share this alert among their contacts.

Have you heard of emergencies caused by the storm in your community? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to

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