Photo: Downpours in Costa Rica
The unexpected downpours in Costa Rica that have hit the nation since early Monday have left one person dead, one missing and over a thousand evacuated.
A statement by the National Emergency Commission (CNE) reports the rain has caused flooding mostly in the region of Sarapiquí, in the Heredia province.
Reports indicate that the waters of the Banano, Cariblanco, Sarapiquí, Pacuare and Reventazón rivers rose to dangerous levels overnight.
The national weather service said the downpours were caused by a low pressure system over Panama.
The CNE has issued a preventive-green alert for the north and a yellow alert for the Caribbean; the region of Sarapiqui, has been ordered to evacuate immediately.