October and November are the height of rainy season, and it has been raining! Tropical storm Nate has been moving through the Caribbean and causing a lot of the rain. I think it was Tuesday, it started in the early afternoon and rained hard through the evening and night. Wednesday was more rain, and Thursday was very cool with a light fog/drizzle rain off and in. This morning it’s cool again, not actively raining but overcast and dark.
David, una Cuidad para la Modernidad posted a video in their Facebook page of a river between David and the Costa Rica border. Usually it’s about 20 feet below the bridge but in the video it was almost to the bridge and large, full size trees had only their tops showing. Facebook Video. If the link works you can take a look. This river flooded a few years ago and took out the west bound bridge and I was told that all happened in a matter of a few hours.
There is also flooding in Puerto Armuelles. Maybe This Link works so you can see that video.
Costa Rica is also flooding. There is an article HERE. It says three people have died, and the crocodiles near Jaco are wandering about because of the flooding in their river.
This was our thermometer yesterday morning and it only went up a few degrees all day.
Today it’s almost as cool. I know many of you are shaking your heads but for us, this is really cool. After living in Florida for 17 years and (sea level) Panama for 5, we are acclimated to and comfortable with temperatures in the 80’s.
We have a river behind our neighborhood. We are so high it couldn’t reach us up here, and there is no building allowed done there for good reason. There is a family of Indians squatting down there though and their closeness to the river concerns me.