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Rains from Hurricane Thomas Cause Significant Damage in Costa Rica

Posted by Steve Linder on Sun, Nov, 07, 2010

Though the hurricane was nowhere near Costa Rica, the bands of rain spinning off this tropical low pelted Costa Rica for nearly 5 days.  There was a significant landslide in Barrio El Carmen in San Antonio de Escazu that buried victims with a death toll now of 23.  Most victims were buried as they slept.  The storm caused record damage to many roads and bridges in Costa Rica with the most extensive damage along the Pacific Coast in the southern region.  Nicoya Peninsula was not spared and the Cerro De La Muerte inland route from San Isidro and Perez Zeledon and down the Palmar was badly damaged and remains closed.

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