|Type of Event:||Flood|
|Location of Event:||Dominican Republic|
|Date of Charter Activation:||24 April 2017|
|Time of Charter Activation:||19:43:00|
|Time zone of Charter Activation:||UTC+02:00|
|Charter Requestor:||Comisión Nacional de Emergencias|
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.
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