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Torrential rains caused floods and devastation in Gaspar Hernandez

PUERTO PLATA Heavy rains were recorded last Friday across the Atlantic coastline of the Dominican Republic causing severe flooding on roads, streets, in villages, for agricultural crops and grazing livestock in several communities of the north coast, causing huge losses.

In the municipality of Gaspar Hernandez it was where flooding caused major havoc as the river of the town experienced a strong riseĀ  and flooded for several kilometers in this region turning the streets into streams and causing damage to housing and other properties, including the detachment of the National Police in Joba Arriba, which building was filled with water up to the height of the windows.

Immediately, several citizens residing in Gaspar Hernandez issued strong criticism of the so-called National Asphalt Plan which is carried out at national level by the government of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), since that work on paving streets and roads have not been executed under the professional principles and for that reason they see with regret that State resources are lost that way, only with the intention of making political campaign for the government sector.

Despite the intensity of floods in the above communities, no human casualties were reported as families whose homes were flooded took refuge in contiguous sectors until the water level lowered, while several farmers indicated that flash floods took several animals in pastures and farms. Volunteers of Civil Defense and some authorities arrived to conduct a survey of the damage caused by flooding and heavy rains.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital

April 30, 2016

Category: DR News |

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