Erika’s gift to Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo.- The city is getting back to its normal routine after being under red alert last Friday due to the passage of tropical storm Erika. The Dominican public has rarely wished for the weather forecast to be accurate, but Erika was an exception, as it came at a time of extended drought and water rationing.
The storm did not cause significant damage and the rainfall ensured that the capital’s water supplies were replenished, according to the director of the Santo Domingo Water and Sewerage Corporation (CAASD), Alejandro Montás.
The Jigüey Dam levels rose to eight lineal meters and Valdesia to two.
Erika also spared the residents of the Ozama riverbank. The vulnerable urban neighborhoods of La Barquita, Los Minas and Sabana Perdida did not suffer any material or human losses. Many residents took shelter on higher ground when the storm approached.
The municipal authorities and Public Works Ministry spent much of Sunday carrying out clean-up activities across the city.
The National Drinking Water and Sewerage Institute (Inapa) informed that 10% of the 315 aqueducts that come under its responsibility had been affected by the storm and that its technicians are hard at work mending the damage.
September 1, 2015
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