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Costa Rica : Flood : 2002/12/06

Duration 2002/12/06
Country or District Costa Rica
Name Flood
Outline Strong rainfalls and winds have struck the Caribbean provinces of Panama and Costa Rica for the last ten days, resulting in severe flooding in more than 110 communities in the two countries. According to government reports, six people died, nine people are missing and 53 injured. Approximately 50,000 people have been affected in Costa Rica and 15,000 people in Panama.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report 2002/12/05
Died:6 people
Missing:9 people
Injured:53 people
Affected:50,000(in Costa Rica), 15,000(in Panama)
evacuated:7,000 people
Affected houses:25,000 houses

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OCHA Situation Report 2002/12/05
Strong rainfalls and winds have struck the Caribbean provinces of Panama and Costa Rica, and six people died, nine people are missing and 53 injured.

IFRC news 2002/12/05
Severe flooding in Costa Rica and Panama