You have to watch out for mudslides, flashfloods and rivers bursting their banks. A lot of water comes down.
funny...I assure you I will take heed to all warnings :cheeky:Jarabacoa is not a place to worry about in terms of hurricanes. Did not mean to scare you, but just to let you know that there are other things that can happen - so, if you look for a place to live, keep the comments in mind and choose well.
I once saw something in Costa Rica that has never left my mind. A Canadian fellow bought some land against a mountain side - all the locals warned him that that specific mountain side is prone to mudslides and if he builds there, his house is sure to end up under some mud or even a few feet lower down the mountain side. He ignored all this, and built this massive 'mud-diverter' out of concrete from the top of the mountain. I laughed as I could not imagine the mud obediently sliding along the 'mud-diverter'. Sure enough, his house ended up under some feet of mud the next rainy season as the mud ignored the mud diverter.