Santo Domingo hit hard by flash floods; reports coming in from the rest of the country


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Feb 20, 2019

Supermarkets were open on Sunday, and stores such as La Sirena, Price Mart and Supermercados Nacional were packed with people. Most other businesses remained closed and thousands of activities were cancelled on Sunday. On Saturday evening, President Luis Abinader had called for work to be off until 7am on Monday, 20 November 2023.

Diario Libre reports at least 29 persons due to flash floods, mudslides and drowning caused by the passing of the storm that turned into a fatal trough as it moved slowly through the Dominican Republic.

The director of the Weather Office (Onamet), Gloria Ceballos, said more than 431mm (around 17 inches) of rain fell on the National District (the capital city) this 18 November in 24 hours. Most in four hours. The rain level was 62% more than the 266 mm that fell on the tragic 4 November 2022. Ceballos called the amount of rainfall a record for...

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