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27 Sep 2019 | 08:10 AM UTC

Dominican Republic: Alert issued in 19 provinces due to heavy rains

Dominican Republic News Alert

Heavy rains prompt government to issue alert in 19 provinces; transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/30/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santo_Domingo). COUNTRY/REGION Dominican Republic

Event

The Emergency Operation Center (COE) of Dominican Republic has issued an alert for 19 provinces due to heavy rain and thunderstorms in the forecast. The areas expected to be most affected are in the northeast, northwest, north, and southwest, particularly the La Vega, Santiago, Espaillat, Monseñor Nouel, and San Juan provinces, where a yellow alert has been issued. The other 14 provinces have been placed under a green alert.

Heavy rain, flooding, and landslides are possible, particularly in mountainous areas.Associated transportation disruptions, including road closures, rail delays and cancellations, and flight delays, are also possible.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate heavy rain and transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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