The storm that was not a storm caused major casualties

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A passing trough became one of the worst weather tragedies in decades for the Dominican Republic. Nine corpses (5 women and four men) were recovered Saturday, 18 November 2023, from under a retainer wall that collapsed on the underpass of the 27 of February Avenue, near Maximo Gomez. The wall collapsed when the pressure of gushing waters exceeded the drainage capacity.

People had gone about their usual affairs on Saturday. The Weather Office had indicated the possible hurricane would not be a hurricane, as it moved away from Hispaniola to move north towards Cuba. But the Weather Office had also alerted there would be heavy rains and reminded residents of the effects of 4 November when Greater Santo Domingo flooded and there were many tragedies. Most of the country was on a weather alert. Greater Santo Domingo was in the middle...

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Friend shared these with me earlier today. Collapsed wall from the overpass is right near Caribe Tours on Feb 27. Cheap building materials and poor construction are to blame. Same problem here in Santiago not long ago.
Poor quality everything is a major problem across this country. From cheap Chinese platics to cheap steel.
 

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JD Jones

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One of the, if not the busiest road in Santo Domingo.
What an embarrassment?
To be honest... It is rare to be able to drive through that tunnel at any speed at all. Traffic through there is almost always bumper to bumper.
The only inconvenience for now will be having to wait for the traffic light.
I suspect they'll basically put up the same walls, but with the braces across the top like they have at the other intersections.
 

JD Jones

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Something to be aware of. We are not out of the woods yet. there are two more fronts coming our way.

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Which tunnel was damage under Gomez? Was it the east to west bound? or the west to east Bound? Are they both close now?