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13 Dominican provinces in alert against floods

The Atlantic hurricane season began yesterday with a blast in the heart of the Caribbean, with the Dominican Government placing 13 provinces on flash flooding alert Wednesday night, when downpours drenched most of the country.

The National Office into Meteorology said the rains will continue during the next 3 days, with thunderstorms and gusts of wind from the high humidity associated with a low pressure system Southwest of Jamaica, and the Windward Passage.

It also forecasts moderate to heavy precipitation from a tropical wave south of the Dominican Republic.

In this context, the COE issued a yellow alert for the following provinces: Sanchez Ramirez, Independence, Bahoruco, San Juan de la Maguana, Monsignor Nouel, La Vega, Duarte, Monte Plata, San Cristobal, Barahona and San José de Ocoa.

Green warning was emitted against urban flood in Santo Domingo, the National District and San Pedro de Macoris.

The National Meteorological Office emitted a warning of flash floods and landslides, for residents near rivers, streams and creeks of the provinces of Duarte (especially the Bajo Yuna), Sánchez Ramírez, Bahoruco, Barahona (with special attention to the towns of Campbell, Jaquimeyes and The Rock), Independencia and San Juan de la Maguana.

Source: Dominican Republic Live

Category: DR News |

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Last updated October 24, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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