Disaster Protocol Drills Prove Costa Rica is Prepared for National Emergencies

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Costa Rican authorities were satisfied with the nation’s disaster training which took place yesterday morning.

    The president of the National Emergency Commission (CNE) Iván Brenes stressed that all the national risk management system was tested, but said that every country has a limited capacity.

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    At this time, the CNE has the ability to endure a process of care, at least 72 hours before a national emergency is declared.

    “We are prepared to face a situation when necessary. At the time the emergency decree is issued, the institutions will make it to the National Emergency Fund, then they will provide important support,” he said.

    Yesterday he made clear the need for prevention processes, as it will be key to reducing damage and casualties.

    The exercise came at a cost of 70 million colones, with logistics, staff deployment and the invitation to foreign representatives.

    President Luis Guillermo Solis said the drill will allow refinement details and clarify limits and the potential of institutions, so that no effort should be spared in preparation.

    He also stressed that the procedures allows the country to be prepared jointly with Central America if help is needed.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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