Costa Rica: Floods - Jun 2015

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Past disaster
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FL-2015-000079-CRI

Disaster description

Since late June 2015 heavy and constant rains have affected various locations in central and eastern Costa Rica, causing damage and forcing evacuations in the provinces of Limón, Heredia and Cartago. On 27 June 2015, the government of Costa Rica declared a Red Alert for the Costa Rican Caribbean area, activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and deployed personnel to the affected areas to coordinate relief actions to support the affected families. On 30 June 2015, the president of Costa Rica declared a National Emergency. The DREF operation plans to assist 5,000 people over the next 3 months (IFRC, 7 July 2015). Early August, the media reported floods caused by more heavy rains in central Limón. (RedHum, 3 Aug 2015)

By early September the national response mechanisms were still operational in order to respond to the damages caused by the floods. (Gov't of Costa Rica, 14 Sep 2015)

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