San José de Ocoa / Listín Diario
The International Monetary Fund was in town, great musicians were in town, and a Korean Folk Festival was on the schedule. None of that was news. The real news was the disastrous effects of Tropical Disturbance 22, which dumped over 15 inches (38 cm) of water over Greater Santo Domingo and the National District as well as most of the southern part of the Dominican Republic.
A spectacular collapse of part of the retainer walls of the 27 de Febrero Avenue at the intersection of Maximo Gomez, perhaps the busiest intersection in the country, crushed several cars, and, so far, the authorities recovered nine corpses in the collapse.
Streets around the nation’s capital were flooded, and movement was greatly limited. So much so that a beer truck loaded with President beer was overturned on John F. Kennedy Avenue, and dozens of people...