Costa Rica declares three days of mourning after tropical storm Otto killed at least nine people. Paul Chapman reports.
Tropical storm Otto hit Costa Rica with hurricane force winds and a month's worth of rain in some areas. At least nine deaths have been reported. The president's declared three days of mourning, starting on November 28th. Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission said more than 250 communities had been affected by the storm. It said more than 5, 500 people were being housed in shelters across the country. Otto hit Nicaragua on Thursday as a category two hurricane but weakened rapidly to a tropical storm as it headed to Costa Rica. It was the seventh Atlantic hurricane of the season.