Hurricane ETA hits Costa Rica.

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After more than 72 hours of rain, the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Attention (CNE) reported that this Thursday morning a total of 1,361 people woke up in 38 temporary shelters to protect their lives.

In this context, the president of the institution, Alexander Solís, explained that the Municipal Emergency Committees have attended more than 600 reports of flooding and 304 landslides or landslides on roads. “During the early morning the rains did not stop in most of the national territory, with greater intensity in the central and southern Pacific,” he detailed.

He added that according to the National Meteorological Institute this condition could continue as a result of the indirect effect of what is today the Tropical Depression ETA. “The CNE makes a vehement call to seek protection if you live in areas prone to floods or landslides.”

The CNE also reported on a house buried in Concepción de Agua Buena de Coto Brus where two people apparently were. First responders are on site.

After regretting this incident, the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, reported on floods in Parrita, Quepos and other areas, in addition to the damage to infrastructure in the South Pacific and reiterated the call to take extreme precautions against the indirect effects of the tropical depression ETA.

“We are keeping an eye on the evolution of its impacts and supporting the more than 1,300 people in shelters and the affected communities. We have technical-operational personnel who have been mobilized to the areas most affected by floods and landslides to respond to the emergency and have constant monitoring and coordination, ”said the president.

The National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Attention (CNE) raises the status of Red Alert to the cantons of Parrita and Quepos in the Central Pacific region and Golfito in the Brunca Region. In this way, the Red Alert status is maintained for Hojancha, Nandayure, Nicoya Corredores, Coto Brus Parrita, Quepos and Golfito.

In addition, it maintains the Orange Alert status for Upala, and the Pacific Slope (except Hojancha, Nandayure, Nicoya Corredores, Parrita, Quepos Coto Brus and Golfito). In addition, the Yellow Alert is maintained for the North Zone (except Upala) and the Central Valley. The Caribbean Region remains on Green Alert.

Public force. Subintendent Juan Manuel Castro, deputy chief of the Parrita police delegation, indicated that the Police are constantly monitoring, especially in the Parrita River, in towns vulnerable to flooding such as Vasconia, Playón Sur, San Isidro de Playón and the Pirrís dam.

Precisely, in those communities of Parrita, the inhabitants were monitored so that they are alert to a possible evacuation in the next few hours.

Coastguard. Martín Arias, director of the National Coast Guard Service, indicated that in addition to having a vigilant attitude when monitoring rivers and streams, they also support other relief bodies and institutions in various tasks, since they are fully integrated with the municipal emergency committees.

In the case of the Puerto Coyote Coast Guard Station, Nandayure, Guanacaste, since Tuesday the officials have been transporting supplies from the municipal warehouses of that canton to the shelters enabled to attend to the victims, as well as to the homes of some families that have required supplies.

Borders. The Border Police reported that they have been in Golfito since the beginning of the emergency, they have collaborated in the distribution of food and evacuating people. Last night they collaborated in the evacuation, including older adults and children who had to carry in their arms at Kilometer 20, Viquillas 1 and 2, Bambel 1, 2 and 3, Río Lagrarto and Finca 63 in the district of Guaycará de Golfito.

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