Downpours kill three, displace thousands
Santo Domingo.- The constant downpours over the weekend claimed the lives of three people, displaced 4,345, destroyed four homes and damaged 865 others.
The deceased, Juan Isidro Quezada, 45, and his sons Yandeili 14 and Yefri, 16 were swept away while swimming in a swelled Yaque del Norte river, near Santiago’s El Pastor barrio.
Santiago Civil Defense said the three bodies were recovered by crews of the Emergency Operations Center helped by Air Force choppers from Santiago and Puerto Plata. They had been reported missing since Sunday afternoon.
On Monday the National Weather Office (Onamet) forecasted that the rains will continue through Tuesday, as flash flood warnings continue.
May 3, 2016
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