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Number of displaced people after Storm Chantal increases to 13,764

Santo Domingo.– The number of people displaced due to the floods left by tropical storm Chantal increased Friday from 8.141 to 13.764, as well as the number of homes affected, which now stands at 2,228, the Emergency Operations Center (COE) reported.

According to COE director Juan Manuel Mendez Garcia, 25 communities continue cut off, 10 of which are in the Duarte province, 7 in San Cristobal, 7 in Sanchez Ramirez and one in Monte Plata.

Previously, the Agency issued RED ALERT FOR TEN PROVINCES, Yellow alert for 16 provinces and Green for 6.

The Red Alert provinces are La Altagracia, the National District, San Cristobal, Santo Domingo, Peravia, San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, Azua, Barahona and Pedernales.

The Yellow alert provinces:  Duarte (especially the Lower Yuna), La Vega, María Trinidad Sánchez, Sánchez Ramírez, El Seibo, Hato Mayor, Monte Plata, Samana, Bahoruco, San José de Ocoa, San Juan de la Maguana, Independence Monsignor Nouel, Espaillat, Monte Cristi.

The Green are Hermanas Mirabal, Santiago, Dajabón, Santiago Rodriguez, Valverde and Elías Piña.

Also, the agency spokesman, General Juan Manuel Méndez García, said there had been only one death already mentioned in morning, firefighter Juan Ramirez, who died in Piedra Blanca, Monsignor Nouel, when he was sucked into the waters when unclog a sewer.

Source: Dominican Today

Category: DR News |

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