Rainy week in store
According to the Emergency Operations Center (COE) a green alert is now in place for the provinces of Puerto Plata, Montecristi and Espaillat (Moca) due to the increased risk of flooding in areas close to rivers and streams.
The measure was announced after the National Meteorological Office (Onamet) reported on a frontal system over the east of Cuba and a weather front located over the Windward Passage. Both are moving towards the east/south east across the whole of the country and bringing rain to several provinces: Dajabón, Montecristi, Valverde (Mao), Santiago Rodríguez, Puerto Plata, Espaillat (Moca), Hermanas Mirabal (Salcedo), María Trinidad Sánchez (Nagua), Sánchez Ramírez (Cotuí), Samaná, Duarte (San Francisco de Macorís) and Santiago.
Rains are also forecast for the provinces of La Vega, Monseñor Nouel (Bonao), Monte Plata, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, La Romana, La Altagracia (Higuey), San Cristóbal, Peravia (Baní), Azua and Barahona.
The rains are expected to continue for the first half of the second week of January 2017.
Source: DR1, Eldia
More flood warnings
The Emergency Operations Center (COE) has increased the number of provinces under green alert to six, warning of possible flooding in areas near rivers and streams.
The provinces under alert are Santiago, Dajabón, Maria Trinidad Sánchez (Nagua), Puerto Plata, Montecristi and Espaillat (Moca).
According to the National Meteorological Office (Onamet), the whole country is still being affected by a frontal system making its way to the southeast/east of the country from the west. Rains are expected to continue for 24 to 48 hours.
An alert is also in place for the Atlantic Coast, from Manzanillo to Cabo Engaño, including the bay of Samana, due to high winds and waves so use of the beaches, water sports and activities is suspended.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Jan 11, 2017
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