Costa Rica: Floods - May 2004
Most read reports
- ReliefWeb: Costa Rica: Floods - Situation map. 13 May 2004
- IFRC: Costa Rica: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 1. 13 May 2004
- World Vision: Costa Rica: Relief distribution for flood-affected families. 26 May 2004
Heavy rains have left 1,028 homes underwater in the Atlantic and northern areas of Costa Rica. Other damage includes two dikes, 50 sections of main and rural roads, and 50 bridges. All up, the repair bill will cost thousands of dollars, which will have a considerable impact on the area's economy.
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