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Nosara, Ostional and Puerto Carrillo Isolated

by Emiliana Garcia


Puente Torito

Due to heavy rains that started on Monday November 1, these three communities are isolated. In Nosara, the bridge over river Frio collapsed this Wednesday. In Ostional, the Rosario River has being flooded since Monday, and the bridge that communicates the Torito community with Puerto Carrillo collapsed on Thursday.

As an alternative, this friday 5, the Nicoya Municipality and the Minister of Public Roads have sent machinery to repair and improve the road Nosara-Zaragoza-Nicoya.

This will be the only access in the coming days; however, this road is rocky and muddy. For this reason, and despite repairs made by these machines, only four-wheel drives vehicles will be able to pass.

According to Jeffrey Nunez, a CONAVI Engineer in the area of Nicoya, “they (CONAVI) will begin to install a temporary bridge (like the one on the river Garza) in about 22 days”.

Regarding the collapsed bridge in Torito, CONAVI will expand the structure to enable it again. The work will begin on Sunday 7 or Monday 8.

The National Emergency Commission asks the community to be very careful when crossing rivers and warns that while rains continue in the mountains, there is the possibility of rapidly rising rivers even if there is no rain there.

An example of this is the experience at the river San Juanillo on Thursday Nov 4, when a foreign couple was crossing this river with a four-wheel drive truck and was abruptly swept down river due to the current.

A resident of the area, Marvin Cabalzeta, who saw the situation, had in the back of his car a small boat and helped the couple out of the water. There were no injuries or deaths.


Puente Frio

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