Heavy rains caused chaos all over Costa Rican’s Caribbean. Trees fell, scaring people, causing property damage, and blocking roads. By 8 pm, authorities decided to close route 32 at Cerro Zurquí preventatively.
The weather included strong winds and downpours in the cantons of Guacimo and Pococí, leaving multiple emergencies in its path. Several trees fell 5 kilometers from Río Frío taking out the cables in the area.
Another one fell on the Río Guácimo, at the entrance to the canton. Just 800 kilometers from that disaster another tree fell on the road, leaving various communities separated without phone or internet service. Ten people cleared a path using machetes.
A large tree fell on a trailer near a restaurant in La Selva. Several residents used a rod to lift the cable so vehicles could pass.
In other areas nearby, several billboards were knocked down, as was a fence. A mother of three recounted the greatest scare of her life, as a tree destroyed a room in her house. The noise it caused was terrifying.