Mudslides in Escazu
Many humble souls were lost in the mudslides in the middle of the night when the rain brought down much of the mountain in the hills of San Antonio de Escazu. Rescue workers found at least 23 bodies after pounding rain sent mud rushing over 5 homes around 2:00am Thursday morning the 4th of November.
Because of the slides and unsettled land another 2,639 people have sought refuge in 46 shelters.
President Laura Chinchilla declared a state of emergency the following Friday and Saturday and further declared that these days would be national days of mourning.
Schools throughout the country were canceled on Thursday and Friday.