Details of Disaster Information


Costa Rica : Flood : 1999/09
GLIDE: FL-1999-000350-CRI  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 1999/09
Country
   or
District
Costa Rica
Name Flood
Outline Since 24 September 1999, heavy rains have caused
floods and landslides in particular on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the country, prompting the authorities to declare the Red
Alert.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Agence France-Presse 1999/10/01
At least 15 people have died in Honduras, 12 in Guatemala, nine in Costa Rica, eight in El Salvador, eight in Nicaragua and one in Panama, according to the latest death toll complied by regional authorities.

OCHA Situation Report No.1 1999/9/30
Approximately 1,500 people have been evacuated to 32 temporary shelters.

Damage has been reported to bridges (12), roads, aqueducts (6), sewage systems (8), houses (66) and schools (1).

Related Links
Report/Articles
  • ReliefWeb
    A list of the latest major documents added to ReliefWeb pertaining to Costa Rica.
  • AFP 1999/10/06
    Hundreds of people perched on rooftops awaited rescue Wednesday amid rising floodwaters caused by a series of storms that left 50 people dead in Mexico after killing 74 in Central America.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 1999/10/6
    Red Alert has been downgraded to a yellow alert in the province of Guanacaste which has been the province most affected by recent rains. The alert has been downgraded from yellow to green in the Pacific Coast areas.
    Local Emergency Comittees report that 4,621 people have taken refuge in 57 public shelters. This figure is now decreasing. 24 communities in Guanacaste are still isolated.
    Damage has been caused to some 670 houses, 21 bridges, 11 sewerage systems and several national and secondary roads.
  • Agence France-Presse 1999/10/01
    The death toll from heavy rains drenching Central America rose to 53 Thursday, as health authorities warned of impending deadly diseases and Honduras was placed under "maximum alert."
  • OCHA Situation Report No.1 1999/9/30
    Since 24 September 1999, heavy rains have caused floods and landslides in particular on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the country, prompting the authorities to declare the Red Alert.