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Hurricane Maria destroyed 45 homes in different locations of Puerto Plata province

PUERTO PLATA .- Hurricane Maria caused the destruction of approximately 45 houses in different localities of Puerto Plata province as it has been reported by official sources.

In the neighborhood of La Piedra in Charamicos sector of the municipality Sosúa, 35 houses were destroyed by the winds and the strong waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Mrs. Yudelka Pineda informed that in the early hours of Thursday night she and her three children were lying in bed, when a large wave came up the cliffs and took two houses that were close to hers, resulted with the roof completely detached.

Similarly, other residents of La Piedra de Sosúa called for the intervention of government authorities because they live in a very vulnerable area and whenever there is an atmospheric phenomenon they are at the mercy of being dragged by the sea.

In addition to the 35 houses that were totally destroyed, there were other houses affected by floods and winds in the sector of the La Piedra of Sosúa. Also two houses were destroyed by the collapse of a large tree on top of the dwellings of two families. Mayor Ilanna Neumann supervised the damages and promised to help them.

Also in the sector Los Cartones de Montellano seven houses that were on the banks of the Camú River collapsed and the structure was dragged by floods.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital

Sep 22, 2017

Category: DR News |

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