13 Aug

DOT to hold meeting about proposed reconstruction of US Highway 65 south of Mason City downtown

first_imgMASON CITY — An informational meeting will be held next week by the Iowa Department of Transportation to discuss a proposed feasibility study for US Highway 65 south of downtown Mason City. The study is being done prior to the scheduled reconstruction of the highway from 6th Street South to just south of 27th Street Southwest in 2024. The DOT will conduct the meeting using an open forum format, with DOT staff being present to informally discuss the study. That meeting will take place at the Mason City Public Library on Thursday evening September 12th from 5:00 to 6:30. If you want to submit a comment online about this project, you can click herelast_img read more

19 Aug

Cyclone to bring high waves to Costa Ricas Pacific beaches this weekend

first_imgNo related posts. The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Thursday issued a “Green Alert” (preventive) for the entire Pacific coast of Costa Rica, due to the arrival of high waves this weekend.A report from the University of Costa Rica’s Ocean Sciences and Limnology Research Center said that a large extratropical cyclone in the South American Pacific caused a strong surge that is currently moving northward. The phenomenon could reach Costa Rican shores by Thursday and will likely pound beaches until Sunday.Maximum wave duration is predicted at 20-22 seconds per wave, a very strong break on the beach and similar to a recent phenomenon that flooded several properties and roads in Puntarenas province. Waves of up to 6-7 feet are expected, especially on Friday and Saturday, the report added.The CNE urged people to take precautions and warned tourists and small boat operators not to approach the mouths of rivers and beaches in the cantons of: Golfito, Osa, Aguirre, Parrita, Garabito, Esparza, Puntarenas, Nandayure, Hojancha, Nicoya, Santa Cruz, Carrillo, Liberia and La Cruz. Facebook Commentslast_img read more