Rain Yellow Alert in Costa Rica

San Jose, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A yellow alert has been issued for coastal districts and northern Costa Rica due to persistent rain under the influence of a low pressure system.
National Meteorology Institute forecasts prompted the National Emergency Commission to issue the alert on Saturday in anticipation of heavy rains in the Pacific.

Experts from that committee have been sent to the districts under alert while liason officials monitored the situation in Zona Sur, Parrita and Guanacaste.

Several southern rivers like Savegre, Portalon, Dos Bocas, Rincon , Corredores and Claro registered a significant increase in their precipitation levels on Friday.

Floods in these areas cut off roads, leaving towns isolated.

Prensa Libre said that the Quebrada de Arroyo and San Isidro de Dota communities were cut off by mudslides.

At least 45 homes were flooded in Golfito, Osa, Garabito and Bagace towns early Saturday, and tourist police facilities in Santa Cruz and two main national roads, the one linking Flamingo and Potrero and the one from Villa Real to Hernandez, were severely damaged.

For Sunday, the Meteorology Institute forecast rainfall of over 100 liters per square meter in an average of six hours.

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