August 28th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Heavy downpours across the country washed out roads, flooded homes and caused landslides yesterday. Authorities said that more than 3 inches of rain fell in most areas yesterday alone – the equivalent of a week’s worth of rain.
Authorities report that the homes of some 500 people were affected by flooding.
The heaviest rainfall was seen in the provinces of San José, Alajuela, Heredia, Limon and Puntarenas. By 11 a.m. the Red Cross had already received dozens of reports of flooded communities.
Landslides were reported in Alajuela and Barva de Heredia.
Authorities believe that rainfall will decrease in the coming days.
So far, August has seen a 15% increase in rainfall over last year.