- The approach of Tropical Storm Otto has put Costa Rica in the highest state of readiness. The hurricane center in Miami warned Wednesday for spring floods and landslides in the coastal areas in the Central American country. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís announced subsequent alarm stage 1 onwards. Thousands of people have abandoned their homes. is arranged emergency accommodation for them.
Otto had even hurricane (category 1), but is slightly toned down again. With wind speeds up to 110 km / h the risk is still far from over. Meteorologists expect the worst of the storm Thursday comes ashore near Barra del Colorado, not far from the border with Nicaragua. There also taken security measures and rescue services are ready.
Panama Otto claimed at least three lives. Ten people are still missing.