Rain, Rain and More Rain

Luperon

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Is the rain just in the Santiago area....

or country wide? How many days?
 

Rocky

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Looking gloomy for a few days.

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vince1956

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Heavy rains continue to cause flooding

QUOTE DOMINICAN TODAY


Santo Domingo.- A total of 615 people have had to leave their homes and 163 houses were flooded as a result of the heavy rains over the last 48 hours, according to a report from the Emergencies Operations Center (COE) director Colonel Juan Manuel M?ndez Garc?a.

M?ndez Garc?a explained that most of the flooding had occurred in Puerto Plata, La Vega and Espaillat province, as a result of rivers bursting their banks.

He said that the rains were expected to continue across a large part of the country, and that the green alert still applied for people living in vulnerable areas, mainly in the provinces of

Santiago, Mar?a Trinidad S?nchez, Puerto Plata, Espaillat, Saman?, Monte Plata and Santo Domingo.

In Puerto Plata the areas of El Javillar, Gregorio Luper?n, Las Tres Palmas, Aguas Negras and Padre Granero are still flooded, where a total of 135 houses were affected by the Cam? and San Marcos rivers bursting their banks.

?The COE is currently in the area assessing damage and offering help to the families that have had to be evacuated and have gone to stay with friends and relations?, said Colonel M?ndez.

He said that the Puerto Plata neighbourhoods of Villa Progreso, Padre Las casas, Haiti, los Callejones, Barrio Nuevo, La Rigola, Bayardo, Los Coquitos and urbanizaci?n Atl?ntica had also been affected.

A further ten homes are flooded in Hoyo La Joya in La Vega province, and 18 houses and one school were flooded when a gully overflowed in Espaillat province.

The COE director informed that the rains are set to continue across the country.

He said that the fact that the ground is saturated means there is a continued risk of flooding in high-risk areas, and that the COE was monitoring the situation and ready to offer assistance.
 

Caz

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Between Sosua and Cabarete we have had 9 inches of rain since Tuesday, and more is falling tonight. The ground is saturated and flooding everywhere. Neighbours were parking their cars on our drive last night as we are on higher ground and the waters had reached engine/exhaust hight. Happy days!!
 

Chris

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Was it about 3 years ago that we got 3 weeks of constant rain? Be happy and thankful for the rain! We had no storms this past hurricane season. This rain is stocking the reservoirs and keeping the country from having a lack of water ... ;)
 

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travelling on 13th

Ahhhhh...this is not good news. I am travelling to Sosua on 13th April...does anyone know what the long term forcast is (i know its not looking good for the rest of the week) cos this is meant to be the sun holiday of a lifetime! Are there going to be any long lasting effects of the flooding???
 

johne

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Yes--I have the forecast!

Ahhhhh...this is not good news. I am travelling to Sosua on 13th April...does anyone know what the long term forcast is (i know its not looking good for the rest of the week) cos this is meant to be the sun holiday of a lifetime! Are there going to be any long lasting effects of the flooding???
Yes I know it is 18 days away BUT the sun will come that day around 7 am and will go down again around 6:30 PM.
Hope this helps you.
Have a great time in the DR and dont get stressed out over something you dont have control off.
 

BAMullins

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We moved here on New Years Day 2005, and have been told we enjoyed 32 consecutive days with rain. All I remember is almost never being dry, and stuff getting moldy in our closets. We've been pretty fortunate until very recently. Small consolation to the sun-seeking tourist though!
 

rellosk

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Was it about 3 years ago that we got 3 weeks of constant rain? Be happy and thankful for the rain! We had no storms this past hurricane season. This rain is stocking the reservoirs and keeping the country from having a lack of water ... ;)
Wasn't there recently a drought in some parts of the DR?
 

Ken

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Considering all the rain we are getting it surprised me to learn from a friend that they are having a drought in Puerto Rico.
 

rachaelreif

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Has the rain stopped or does anyone know when it's going to?? I leave next Saturday, PRAYING that it doesnt rain the whole week :( I went to Hawaii last year and it rained the ENTIRE week pretty much non stop.
 

Rocky

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Has the rain stopped or does anyone know when it's going to?? I leave next Saturday, PRAYING that it doesnt rain the whole week :( I went to Hawaii last year and it rained the ENTIRE week pretty much non stop.
Been sunny all day today.
Looks like we might have mixed sun & clouds over the next few days.
Certainly no evidence of rain, but showers could happen here & there.