Fiona shows weather radar is a national priority

Dolores

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The Punta Cana International Airport has a radar to ensure the safety of airplane departures and landings; the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute has another for the same aviation safety purpose. But the Dominican Republic does not have a radar where highly trained Dominican technicians can watch the weather from the perspective of the interests of people in the Dominican Republic.

Gloria Ceballos, director of the Weather Office, has said that she depends on the US National Hurricane Center (NHC-NOAA) reports. Indeed, this was apparent when Ceballos and President Abinader himself told the nation that Hurricane Fiona would not be a direct hit to the country.

During Fiona, until the hurricane practically hugged Dominican coastlines, the NHC continued to post its path as heading north through the Mona Channel. This confused many people...

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I'm not sure why so many people in Samana and other parts of the DR were caught off guard. WINDY.COM showed the path of Fiona going right through the areas that got hit.

Climate change has changed things.
 

JD Jones

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Gloria needs to watch NOAA radar on line and form her own prognosis instead of relying on their reports. No need to buy another radar.