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Thousands still in shelters

Although the rains are falling at a much lower rate compared to last week, more than 8,000 people are still in shelters or staying with relatives and friends. The provinces of Maria Trinidad Sánchez (Nagua), Duarte (San Francisco de Macorís) and Espaillat (Moca) are reporting the highest number of houses and other buildings affected by the rains.

The Emergency Operations Center (COE) Wednesday 30 November 2016 report states that 21 local aqueducts are still out of service and nine aqueducts have been partially affected in areas including Santiago, Monseñor Nouel (Bonao), Duarte, Maria Trinidad Sánchez, Dajabon, Azua, San Juan de la Maguana, La Altagracia and Hato Mayor. The COE reports that over 1,600 houses remain underwater and 16 communities are still cut off. Ten provinces are still subject to alerts with six under a yellow alert and four under a green alert.

The National Meteorological Office (Onamet) is forecasting only scattered rains across the national territory; however, some rains are to be expected in provinces such as Maria Trinidad Sanchez and the central mountains. A low-pressure trough is expected over the country, which might slightly increase the rains – especially in the northeast, southeast, southwest and the central mountains.

Source: DR1

Dec 3, 2016

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