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90% of basic services have been restored in Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA – September 7th, 2012 -

Yesterday, the National Emergency Commission (CNE) presented their 4th report in regards to the emergency response underway in regards to Wednesday’s 7.6 earthquake.


The report states that 90% of basic services have already been restored in the epicenter and surrounding areas.


Also, the emergency authorities formed work teams along with the municipalities in order to continue cleanup and debris removal in approximately 107 towns in Alajuela, Heredia, San Jose, Puntarenas and Guanacaste.


One of the main tasks at hand has been restoring electrical services of which authorities say almost all have been restored.


Officials are still looking for information about any damaged dwellings.


Housing authority representative, Erick Mata, said that it is important for people to report damages to their homes to the town commissions, in order to do a count and be able to provide official data in the next few days.

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