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Floods increase again

On Monday, 28 November 2016, 1,577 families were evacuated from their homes in Castañuelas, Palo Verde and other parts of Montecristi due to the floods caused by the overflowing of the Yaque del Norte River following the opening of the floodgates of Tavera Dam to release rising waters. The Emergency Operations Center (COE) said that other flooded areas included Loma de Castanuelas and the neighborhoods of Santa Monica and Saman.

A Civil Defense representative said that the waters had even entered the police station in Palo Verde, the baseball stadium and brought down walls in the communities of Bombita and La Playita.

The National Meteorological Office (Onamet) says that the rains should begin to decrease across much of the area. A cold weather front will keep temperatures chilly.

According to the COE, 19,000 people are staying with relatives and friends in the provinces of Puerto Plata, Montecristi, Duarte (San Francisco de Macorís), Santiago and Valverde (Mao), Sánchez Ramírez (Cotuí), San Pedro de Macorís and others and 69 communities are cut off by the recent rains and floods.

Source: DR1, Elnacional

Nov 29, 2016

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