Last week a massive storm rocked the entire country, and swallowed Nosara almost whole! Hurricane Nate, The rains flooded several areas of downtown Nosara, and the communities of Santa Marta and Ostional were inaccessible. Power was lost for a few days, and more than 200 people had to be relocated, helped out of their homes with kayaks and large vehicles. Shelters were coordinated by the local emergency committee, and people opened up their homes and their hearts to those affected by the situation.
This was a tragedy of epic proportions, and as is so often the case, those who have the least are affected most by these 'acts of nature'. Fortunately relief workers and volunteers all over the country were able to work quickly and minimize tragedies. Many people are slowly working on recovering from the storm.
Amidst this tragedy the shining light has been the strength of our community. Immediately people communicated via Facebook and email to mobilize and offer their assistance. Groups formed quickly and aid was brought to people who had lost their homes and their belongings, as well as a group to aid misplaced pets.
As of Monday night, more than 500 families have been supported. Those wishing to donate can drop off items at the ADIN office, located next to the Kitson Library. The food, clothing and household items are still needed.
Thank you to all who have donated!
Moving towards the holiday season, donations are being collected for Christmas gifts for the affected families, as well as requests for any visitors to bring with them toys, clothes, or other items that would make nice gifts.
Please contact us so we may put you in touch with the appropriate people to support the relief effort in Nosara!