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13 Dec 1993 description


DHA-GENEVA 93/0509
COSTA RICA - FLOODS
DHA GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
13 DECEMBER 1993

SITUATION

1. DURING THE NIGHT OF THURSDAY, 9 DECEMBER 1993, HEAVY RAINS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF COSTA RICA TOWARDS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, EXTENDING TO THE COASTLINE, CAUSED WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN THE LOWER DISTRICTS, PROMPTING THE GOVT TO DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY.