Severe weather caused by Hurricane Otto has killed three people in Panama, whilst four others are missing, the Panamanian President Juan Carlos has said.
Forecasters say the storm in the Caribbean is threatening Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua.
The hurricane is expected to make landfall on Thursday with winds of 90 mph, bringing rain which could exceed exceed 10-15 inches, according to reports.
The heavy rain from the storm is expected to create mudslides when it makes landfall, the hurricane is then likely to move across over to the pacific.
Despite being almost stationary on Tuesday, the US National Hurricane Center says winds have now reached 75 mph.
Hurricane Otto is currently a category one storm, however it is thought it could become a category two storm before arriving at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border.