Dominican Republic readies as Hurricane Danny becomes category 3
Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina met Friday with the National Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Council to discuss the plans to deal with Hurricane Danny –now a dangerous Category 3- is expected to effect the country next week.
He instructed the officials to take all necessary precautions to save lives, “which is the most important” and schools will only be used as shelters as a last resort to avert disrupting classes.
Emergency Operations Center (COE) director Juan Manuel Mendez; National Weather Office director Gloria Ceballos and Civil Defense deputy director Jose Alcantara attended the National Palace press conference, among other officials.
Hurricane Danny latest bulletin:
The U.S. National Hurricane Center Hurricane Danny has strengthened into a Category 3 storm as it moves across the Atlantic far from land.
The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds Friday had increased to near 115 mph (185 kph). says the hurricane is not expected to intensify, and a weakening trend is forecast to begin later Friday.
The hurricane is centered about 900 miles (1448 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands.
August 21, 2015
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