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Flood in Dominican Republic

Monday, 24 April 2017

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
Activation ID:
526
Project Management:
UNITAR/UNOSAT

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.

Water and/or saturated wet soil extent in Villa Riva Municipality

Source: SPOT-6
Acquired: 02/05/2017

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