November 29, 2016
International Charter Activation CC593
Tropical storm Otto left a trail of devastation over northern parts of Costa Rica as severe rainfall caused widespread flooding and landslides. The storm has claimed at least nine lives and displaced over 6000 people. Several small towns and the infrastructure surrounding them were badly affected with high water levels, debris and reports of bridges being destroyed. Tropical storm Otto is the southernmost and largest forming hurricane to ever hit the region, Costa Rica hasn't been hit by a hurricane since 1851.
525 Building were destroyed, according to the International Charter for Space & Major Disasters
Settlements were surrounded by fire
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