Flood in Dominican Republic
Monday, 24 April 2017
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24 April 2017
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Comisión Nacional de Emergencias
Description of the event
Flash flood and landslide warnings were issued in Santo Domingo by the Emergency Operations Center (COE) after torrential rain swelled rivers in several areas displacing almost 3000 people.
Local infrastructure, including a bridge and roads have been washed away cutting off up to 30 communities, the COE said in a statement.
Reports estimate over 500 homes have been damaged as the Ozama River in the Monte Plata province burst its banks forcing families to be evacuated from their homes.
Local weather reports are forecasting further heavy to moderate downpours across the Dominican Republic.