The U.S. government has donated to the national emergency commission a storage facility in flood-prone Parrita.
The 256-square meter (2,755.5-square foot), concrete structure was put up by members of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The facility includes a communications center, a conference room and offices, said the Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias.
The United States has donated two other storage facilities in the past. One is in Cañas and the other is in the Canton de Osa, said the commission.
The major flood source in the area is the Río Parrita that can innundate much of the community when the rains are heavy. The emergency commission has invested millions of dollar to protect the area.