Today Thursday 24th and tomorrow Friday 25th November, Costa Rica is expected to feel the direct effects of Hurricane Otto, the first hurricane to hit Costa Rican shores for over 150 years.
For the past few days, it has wavered between a Tropical Storm and a Category 1 Hurricane. This has allowed governmental and local authorities to implement and activate a series of risk preventive measures in preparation for its arrival.
Based on the Costa Rican National Emergency Commission (CNE) Warning Systems, the Caribbean and Northern Plains and the Central and South Pacific Coastal Areas will feel the direct effects of the Hurricane while the rest of the country will face its indirect effects including the areas of the northern province of Guanacaste where most our incentive programs take place.
As part of the CNE Protocols and the Risk Management Program implemented by the government, schools and public institutions will be closed today, Thursday and tomorrow Friday at a national level. Premio DMC will remain open with most our team working from home today complying with the risk control recommendations from the local authorities but ensuring our service and response times remain at optimal levels.
Our sister company, Camino Travel is reviewing this week’s operation thoroughly, and have already implemented their operational protocols to move clients from the high-risk areas to safer zones while the Hurricane Otto passes over the country.