San Jose & Heredia
July 1, 2022
On July 1, the US National Hurricane Center issued an advisory concerning recently-formed Tropical Storm Bonnie, which is forecasted to affect Costa Rica today and Saturday, July 2. The storm could produce significant rainfall, wind, and flooding throughout the country. The coastal areas in the north are likely to see the heaviest impact. Currently, interior cities like San Jose and Heredia are also likely to feel the effects, though perhaps not as significantly as northern regions of the country.
ISA has been monitoring the situation, including all messaging from the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, reports from ISA's trusted security sources, and is in close communication with ISA resident staff in Costa Rica. ISA has informed students of best safety practices during a storm such as staying in the areas where ISA operates (homestays, host university, and the ISA office) and maintaining close communication with ISA staff, host families, and families in the U.S. The Universidad Veritas has not canceled any classes today and students have been advised to continue attending classes and their service-learning placements as scheduled.
For programs scheduled to end this weekend, ISA will monitor departures from the San Jose airport and is prepared to continue hosting students with flight cancellations until they are able to safely depart the country and return home. ISA will continue to monitor U.S. Embassy alerts and local media communications closely as the storm progresses and will advise students accordingly.