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Puerto Plata rivers dried out, people expect ‘Danny’ to bring rain to stop the drought

PUERTO PLATA. All Puerto Plata rivers have their causes completely dry as in other parts of the country, farmers and ranchers are desperate and distressed by the severe drought which is about to disappear.
In statements given to our reporter Augusto Martinez, dozens of citizens were assured that for several months they have been waiting for the occurrence of heavy rains that help combat the lack of water shortage that triggered national alarm and forced to change collective daily.
According to a tour conducted by the press team, it was found that the flow of Bajabonico rivers in the west of Puerto Plata, Los Canos, San Marcos, Camú, among other tributaries are completely dry, exhibit only some puddles of standing water and green lama.
As a result of rivers not getting rain, dams slowly have been emptied, the government has declared a program of rational water supply, both for individual consumption and agricultural production.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital

Danny to bring rains, but not enough

After reaching hurricane status, Danny was downgraded to a tropical storm over the weekend of 22-23 August 2015. It is now expected to cross over from Puerto Rico as a tropical depression. 

The bad news is that it will not be bringing enough of the much-needed rains by the time it reaches the Dominican Republic on Wednesday 26 or Thursday 27 August 2015. The DR Meteorological Office (Onamet) director Gloria Ceballos says that they are forecasting less than two inches of rain for the country. The NHC-NOAA website says that it is expected to bring two to four inches of rain over the Leeward Islands, the US and British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through Tuesday, 25 August 2015. 

The Dominican Republic, nevertheless, is monitoring the storm. The center is expected to affect the southern coastline, crossing over Barahona. Onamet has issued a green alert for coasts from Cabo Engano in the east to Manzanillo in the northwest and Pedernales in the southwest. 

Meanwhile, Onamet is also forecasting high temperatures of 35C prior to the arrival of the tropical depression.

Source: DR1, Eldia

August 24, 2015

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