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Dozens of places still cut off due to flooding

A full six days after Hurricane Maria passed north of the Dominican Republic, there are still more than 24,000 persons displaced from their homes, nearly 200 houses were destroyed, 27 water systems are out of service, 14 bridges out and 1,819 persons remain in official shelters.

The Emergency Operations Center reported on 26 September 2017 that six municipalities continue in red alert due to flooding. These are the municipalities of Castañuelas, Guayubín and Hatillo Palma in Montecristi in the northwest and Villa Riva, Hostos and Arenoso in Duarte in the northeast.

Diario Libre reported the complete flooding of the Cruz de Manzanillo banana plantation in Montecristi.

Furthermore, vehicles cannot move freely in the Lower Yuna Basin, the road to Villa Riva has disappeared in some sections, many rural villages have been completely isolated and many rice farms underwater from the river that flooded. Some people have had to use small boats in search for food and basic needs.

Rain showers are forecast over the next 24 hours due to a weak tropical wave in the area.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Sep 28, 2017

Category: DR News |

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