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Puerto Plata province flooded again

The intense rain which there has been in Puerto Plata province since Friday 5 January 2108, has caused flooding in several areas, including the hospital in Villa Isabela, damaged bridges and left communities cut off.

Doctor Edwin López, director of the Villa Isabela hospital said that the hospital is still operating normally at the moment, and flooded areas were being cleaned, but that the situation is being evaluated with the assistance of Governor Iván Rivera.

According to Civil Defense, around 51 houses were affected in Villa Isabela, three in the Cristóbal Colón sector; four in La Yaguita, six in Padre Boil Street; seven behind the hospital; eleven in Guaconejal, 15 in the Laguna Grande housing project and five in La Rotonda and 24 people have had to leave their homes.

The rains have also affected one of the bases of the Las Canas Bridge on the Imbert-Luperon Road which was also damaged by the rains in November 2016.

Also affected were the communities of Belloso and Cambiazo, in the municipality of Luperón, Los Pérez, Pancho Mateo, Mozobí, Los Ciruelos and Caraballo in Montellano and in Maimon, the communities of Los Canos and Guzmancito were cut off during Saturday and Sunday.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

Jan 14, 2018

Category: DR News |

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