Isaias swirls through the Dominican Republic

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Tropical Storm Isaias came packed with uncertainty. Its asymmetrical and disorganized system had people practically guessing.



It was first felt early on Thursday morning, surprising Punta Cana residents with its gusty winds. At the end, Punta Cana would receive a good share of rain and wind, but major damages were not reported.



In the East, nevertheless, in the eastern province of El Seibo, 53-year old Chiche Peguero was reported dead, electrified by a fallen line. Flooding caused the most damage in cities and towns of the eastern and northeastern provinces. The north coast from Samaná to Puerto Plata was hit by the storm. However, reports are that neither strong wind gusts nor heavy rains were felt in northwestern Montecristi, where the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) had reported the storm would exit the country.



Reports are that it was the eastern...
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