Nearly three feet of rain may have fallen in the Central Pacific since Monday, but it was in Escazú where the loss of life took place.
A landslide from Pico Blanco entombed familiesss as they slept in Calle Lajas, Barrio El Carmen. San Antonio de Escazú. Emergency workers recovered 20 bodies and they still are looking.
Elsewhere nearly 1,400 persons are in s
helters, more than a hundred section of road are damaged, homes are flooded, bridges are down and utilities are cut off. Many routes are blocked by landslides.
President Laura Chinchilla Miranda declared two days of national mourning starting today. She will visit the scene of the Escazú disaster today.
Meanwhile part of the problem, Tropical Storm Tomas, now threatens Haiti.