Hurricane Nate doused Central America with heavy rains on Thursday, killing at least 12 people in Nicaragua, nine in Costa
Rica, two in Honduras and two in El Salvador.
Thousands were forced to evacuate their homes and Costa Rica’s government declared a state of emergency.
Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis urged residents to remain vigilant, noting rains would likely resume.
Through Monday, Nate is expected to produce 5 to 10 cm more rain in parts of El Salvador, Honduras and
Nicaragua, 5 to 10 cm in eastern Yucatan and western Cuba and 8 to 15 cms in the
U.S. central Gulf Coast.