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Samana was hard hit as Hurricane Fiona hugged the northeastern coastline before exiting the Dominican Republic. Trees still clog up many roads and power lines are downed, with Internet connections affected. Crews are at work to restore communication in the province.

The Civil Defense of Samaná told Listin Diario that after the passing of the storm on Monday, 19 September 2022 in the afternoon, 47 people sought refuge in shelters and may have to stay for several days before their houses were seriously affected.

According to the list of the Civil Defense several public schools were turned into shelters for those affected by the storm. These are the El Caimito School with 10, Escuela Básica Leopoldo Coplin with five, El francés, four; Escuela Básica La Lometa about 32 and the Andrea de Pena School with three people.

Farming in the area was devasted. Early...

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