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The National Weather Office (Onamet) and the Center for Emergency Operations (COE) announce rains through the end of this week. A trough and humidity brought by southeastern winds is bringing the rains after months of severe drought nationwide.

The Center for Emergency Operations says 21 provinces continue on rainfall alerts for possible flooding and landslides.

The provinces under red alert are Santiago Rodríguez and Montecristi in the northwest.

Provinces under yellow alert are: Elías Piña, Santiago, La Vega, Valverde, Sánchez Ramírez, Monseñor Nouel, El Seibo, Puerto Plata and Espaillat.

Green weather alerts were issued for Monte Plata, Duarte, María Trinidad Sánchez, Hermanas Mirabal, the National District, San José de Ocoa, Santo Domingo, La Altagracia, La Romana and Dajabón.

Onamet reports that moderate to heavy downpours with thunderstorms and wind gusts will continue on...

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