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In Samaná some 69 houses are destroyed by the passage of Hurricane Maria

SAMANÁ. In this northeastern province, the phenomenon struck hard by leaving houses torn down or homeless, a large number of trees on the ground, and the anguish of people who lost all or almost all their belongings.

Coraima Ramón, director of Civil Defense in the province, has recorded about 69 houses that were affected in the municipality, 36 of them totally destroyed. Some fell by landslides, but most were by the force of the winds in category three.

The most affected places in Samaná were the municipalities of Las Galeras, El Limón, La Laguna, Arroyo Seco and Loma Atravesada, where several houses that had been rebuilt by INVI after the passage of Hurricane Irma, collapsed again with Maria.

Prim Pujals, a senator from the province, describes the damage as very serious, especially in agriculture, because plantations of bananas, yucca, yams were devastated.

Today, President Danilo Medina visited some of the affected areas to assess the damage and pledged, according to the senator, to build block houses in Loma Atravesada.

But the locals do not sit around waiting. In several communities people are observed cutting trees that Maria knocked over.

Brigades of the Ministry of Public Works sweep the mud left by the Malecón floods, partly produced by the sea that raised its level, and partly by the drag of a glen that empties into the sea.

Source: Detras del Rumor

Sep 22, 2017

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