Overall Green alert Flood
in Costa Rica

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100989
Death: 2
Displaced: 3318
Countries: Costa Rica
From - To 22 Jul - 24 Jul


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Costa Rica, Late July 2021Flooding was reported in areas of Costa Rica on 22 July after heavy rain. Some major roads were closed. Areas of Pandora in Limon Province were flooded. The worst affected was Turrialba in the province of Cartago, where the Turrialba and Colorado rivers broke their banks. 50 people were displaced. Heavy rainfall continued, worsening the flood situation. As of 26 July 3,268 people were evacuated across Limón, Heredia and Alajuela provinces. One person died in floods in Siquirres Canton and another in Talamanca canton. Authorities are still searching for one missing person in Tucurrique and another in Siquirres. Two other people reported missing were found safe.Tue 27 Jul 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (1), NASA (7), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),