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Flooding affects school year in many towns

The Ministry of Education announced that flooding has affected 25 public schools nationwide, with 2,754 students impeded to return to classes. The affected schools are located in Duarte (San Francisco de Macorís), El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís (Ramón Santana), La Altagracia (Higüey), Puerto Plata, San Cristóbal and Santiago. Also in Montecristi (Castañuelas, Palo Verde and Guayubín) and El Seibo (Miches), all areas affected by flooding of rivers.

The Ministry of Education reported that overall 53 schools were affected, and 209 public schools were used as shelters, housing around 11,000 people since Thursday, 21 September 2017. Still, as of Monday, 25 September, four public schools in Bajo Yuna and Montecristi were occupied by refugees from the rains brought by Hurricane Maria.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

Sep 26, 2017

Category: DR News |

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