Although it has not yet been necessary to open the Nosara shelter due to the rains generated by the indirect impact of Hurricane Iota, the shelter is now ready to go in case people are ordered to evacuate.
According to the coordinator of the shelter, Andrés Fernández, the new mats, food packages and Covid-19 prevention protocols are already in place, in case it merits opening the shelter.
Fernández commented that volunteers are required to be available during the afternoon and evening, so that they can help if it is necessary to open the ring. If you want to help, you can join this chat where volunteers are coordinated: https://chat.whatsapp.com/HU2Zjm0a63jG1tNqGLC0fB
Today, during the morning edition of Telenoticias Canal 7, the director of the National Meteorological Institute, Welner Stolz, explained that Iota is expected to enter the North Caribbean of Nicaragua at night. This would indirectly impact the Guanacaste province.
Stolz explained that a category 5 hurricane, such as Iota, will have catastrophic effects in the countries of Nicaragua and Honduras and at the same time it could generate floods in the North Pacific of Costa Rica.
This Monday during the afternoon and night, heavy rains and downpours are anticipated in all regions of the Pacific, with accumulations between 40-80 mm. In the Central Valley, the North Zone and the Caribbean mountains, isolated rains and downpours are expected with amounts between 20-40 mm.
Stolz explained that due to climate change, the Central American region is increasingly experiencing these types of hurricanes during the month of November. Otto hit the region in 2016, Nate in 2017, and now Eta and Iota in 2020.
For its part, the Nosara Food Bank continues to deliver food and clothing packages to families affected by the floods caused by the indirect impact of Eta the previous week. So far, more than 200 packages have already been delivered.