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Rains continue in the Dominican Republic

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Rains continue in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Rains will continue in the Dominican Republic for 48 hours more, with increases in the afternoon, the National Meteorological Office (Onament) reported.
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According to Onamet, the provinces that will be more affected in the coming hours are Dajabon, Santiago Rodríguez, Elías Piña, Santiago, La Vega, Puerto Plata, Hato Mayor, El Seibo and San Pedro de Macorís, as well as in nearby areas.

For tomorrow, the contribution of humidity that will remain over the country by the southeast wind, plus the effects of the active trough, will cause moderate to heavy rainfall at times with thunderstorms and wind gusts in most parts of the country.

Regarding the swell, Dominican authorities recommend operators of small and fragile boats to navigate close to the coastal perimeter without venturing out to sea.

In view of the above mentioned situation, the Emergency Operations Center increased to 16 the number of provinces on alert and reported that at least 230 people abandoned their homes due to the heavy rains, taking refuge in the homes of families and friends.

Also, 15 aqueducts are out of service, affecting 143,857 users, and 46 houses were damaged.

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