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    Default Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma & Maria

    I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread strictly for the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Feel free to post the conditions where you live or have been since yesterday.

    I'll start it off with a report that the bridge between DR and Haiti in Dajabon has collapsed due to the flooding of the Massacre River. Computer translation:

    08 SEP 2017, 10:45 AM |NARCISO PÉREZ

    Collapse of old bridge that united Dominican Republic with Haiti

    DAJABON. The flood of the river Massacre caused last night the fall of the old bridge of Customs and that for more than 40 years served to communicate terrestrially to Haitian citizens and Dominicans, without reporting human casualties.

    Ramona Rodriguez, provincial governor confirmed the news and said that bridge was no longer being used and was guarded by military personnel from the Specialized Border Security Corps (CESFRONT), which has a military base there.

    Likewise, the representative of the Executive in this province reported that brigades of the Civil Defense transferred to different shelters about 600 people, after floods and landslides in their communities.

    In the same way, several communities between Restoration and this province are incomunicadas due to the sliding of several sections carreteros and bridges.

    Among the incommunicado sectors are Manuel Bueno and El Pino, in Loma de Cabrera and the Municipality of Restoration.

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    The provincial governor reported that all people housed in shelters or in homes of families, will be given cooked and raw food through the Economic Kitchens.

    "We have received instructions from President Danilo Medina to help and support all the families that have been affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma in our region," said Rodríguez.

    https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...aiti-EC8114125




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    Another collapse, this one a wall of a school in Hato Nuevo, crushing two houses.

    School wall collapses in sector Hato Nuevo and destroys two houses

    Los Alcarrizos- Two houses were destroyed when one of the walls of the Evangelina Basic School located in the sector Hato Nuevo Manoguayabo collapsed.

    According to the regional director general of the brigade, Lic. José A. Acosta Castellanos, the collapse of the wall destroyed two houses owned by Messrs. Manuel Alejandro de Los Santos and Plinio Antonio Madera, which were crushed by the rubble.

    General Acosta Castellanos said that according to a report provided by agents of the national police and members of the Civil Defense, the collapse of the wall of the school was registered due to the heavy rain that occurred yesterday afternoon at five in the afternoon and thank God the occupants had been evacuated.

    From the early hours of today the director of the regional school 15-05, Licenciado María Álvarez, the director of the Víctor Campusano School and a committee of the society of parents and friends of the school to evaluate the damages were presented to the school center.

    Story and photo: http://elnacional.com.do/colapsa-par...dos-viviendas/




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    This story.., I have a problem with. 52 homes that were demolished by Irma in Nagua are going to be rebuilt. What about the 60 meter setback?

    Authorities promise to build 52 houses destroyed by Irma effects

    SANTO DOMINGO. Authorities promised to rebuild 52 homes in the La Gorda district in Nagua, province María Trinidad Sánchez, which were destroyed during Hurricane Irma on the north coast of the country.

    The announcement was made past noon on Friday, during a tour of the area headed by Defense Minister Rubén Paulino Sem; the director of the Police, Ney Aldrin Bautita, and the director of the Social Plan Iris Guaba.

    The land for the reconstruction of the houses, which will also be furnished, will be sought in coordination with the Provincial Government.

    Regarding other damages in Nagua, Senator Aristides Victoria said he will ask President Danilo Medina to build the malecon and a wall on the malecon in order to avoid future misfortunes.

    Photos & story: https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...irma-AD8115367




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    Several 'live' videos posted today by Listin Diario:

    http://www.listindiario.com/la-repub...elacionado-con




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    Yaque del Norte River flooding several towns:

    Yaque del Norte floods northwest line

    SANTIAGO. Communities of the Northwest Line began the dawn of this Friday to be flooded, as a consequence of the flood of the river Yaque del Norte product of the drainage of the dam of Tavera.



    In addition to the damages caused in towns such as Castañuelas, Palo Verde and La Guajaca, the flood has also affected agricultural plantations, especially bananas and plantains.



    The effects of the dam's drainage begin to be felt this Friday at the Northwest Line for at least three days after starting.


    Dozens of houses and commercial establishments in that municipality of the province of Montecristi were flooded this morning, forcing their residents to take refuge in different places.


    Earlier this week from the Tavera-Bao reservoir began to be released 320 cubic meters per second through all its gates.
    This with the aim of reducing the amount of water before the announcement that yesterday a part of the country would be affected by the powerful hurricane Irma, but today only 55 cubic meters per second are being discharged to the river Yaque del Norte, with a turbination unit .


    The inlet flow is 127 cubic meters per second.
    It was reported that the condition until this morning of the reservoir is of 316.80 meters on the level of the sea, being its maximum quota of 327 meters.

    Photo and story: http://elnacional.com.do/yaque-del-n...inea-noroeste/




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    Does Sosua have electricity restored at this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    Does Sosua have electricity restored at this time?


    Mostly yes. It keeps cutting on and off. Our generator is getting a work out with all the stops and starts. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    Does Sosua have electricity restored at this time?


    Most areas seem to have been back on since early afternoon. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    This story.., I have a problem with. 52 homes that were demolished by Irma in Nagua are going to be rebuilt. What about the 60 meter setback?

    Authorities promise to build 52 houses destroyed by Irma effects

    SANTO DOMINGO. Authorities promised to rebuild 52 homes in the La Gorda district in Nagua, province María Trinidad Sánchez, which were destroyed during Hurricane Irma on the north coast of the country.

    The announcement was made past noon on Friday, during a tour of the area headed by Defense Minister Rubén Paulino Sem; the director of the Police, Ney Aldrin Bautita, and the director of the Social Plan Iris Guaba.

    The land for the reconstruction of the houses, which will also be furnished, will be sought in coordination with the Provincial Government.

    Regarding other damages in Nagua, Senator Aristides Victoria said he will ask President Danilo Medina to build the malecon and a wall on the malecon in order to avoid future misfortunes.

    Photos & story: https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...irma-AD8115367
    There were several video clips on Twitter yesterday showing the storm surges into Nagua town which borders right on the coast and onto the playas there.

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/nagua?lang=en Scroll down to see pictures and videos especially the one of the surge running up the street and people running away from it.

    It is very flat and the surge came inland over the beach some considerable distance and caused the damage.

    It is very flat in that area and from a historic perspective back in 1946 when the tsunami hit, it was this area that accounted for most of the deaths and from what I saw yesterday in those video clips it does not surprise me one bit.

    I often think when driving along the coast road by Nagua from the east about where to dart to in the event of a tsunami....and there is nowhere near except near the parada in the centre of the town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irie View Post
    Most areas seem to have been back on since early afternoon. 
     
    Not east of Sosua 

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