President Abinader visits hard hit areas in El Seibo, Hato Mayor and La Altagracia


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Feb 20, 2019

President Luis Abinader traveled east to visit El Seibo, Hato Mayor and La Altagracia (Higuey), the three provinces most affected by the passing of Hurricane Fiona. Several rivers flooded, and damages were compounded by intense winds and heavy rains brought by the category 1 storm that made landfall on Monday, 19 September 2022.

Government social programs are providing hot meals, materials for housing repairs and donation of appliances and furnishings for the most affected.

The President announced that the road to Miches in El Seibo was restored in 24 hours due to intense work by Ministry of Public Works crews. Miches is the site of a new touristic development; three resorts in the area (Temptation and Club Med brands) were affected by the storm and are under major clean-up operations. Around 300 mm of rain fell in the area, the most concentration of...

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