If you were in San Jose on Monday August 27, there is no way you could have missed the rain. It was an intense downpour that lasted around 5 hours. In fact in the Central Valley and Southern Zone, national records were broken, according to the National Meteorological Institute meteorologist Max Mena.
The rain was so intense that it destroyed roofs, walls, and turned streets into muddy rivers. In the northern suburb of Tibas, around 80 millimeters of rain fell in just one hour, which is at least 10 centimeters more than the national record.
In the Southern Zone canton of Corredores, a dike broke, flooding nearby neighborhoods. Three bridges were also washed away in Ciudad Neilly. In Escazu, condo residents watched as a chunk from their ceiling caved in due to the pressure of accumulated water. The damage doesn’t stop there. About 27 families were evacuated from their homes in a neighborhood in the northwestern San Jose district of La Uruca.
Max Mena thinks that there are a lot more rain and tropical storms in store for Costa Rica in September and October, which are typically the wettest moths of the rainy season.
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Filed under: Costa Rica News on August 29th, 2007