Wow! Effects of the Hard Rains in Santo Domingo

Sol09

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Most of Santo Domingo was not affected by floods. That's why most Capitaleños knew about the flooding after seeing it in the news/radio or hearsay, not that they saw it first.
?? There was tons of flooding in Santo Domingo..
Piantini
Urbanizacion Fernandez
Herrera
And the highest recorded rainfall was in arroyo Hondo viejo
 

NALs

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?? There was tons of flooding in Santo Domingo..
Piantini
Urbanizacion Fernandez
Herrera
And the highest recorded rainfall was in arroyo Hondo viejo
Yes, but not most.
 

NALs

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Total rainfall on Saturday.
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Accumulation of rainfall from Thursday to Sunday.
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MariaRubia

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They've already cleaned up the section where the wall collapsed. Wasting no time. I bet they put the same braces across the top that are on the other sections.


It always surprises me how this country manages to clean things up almost immediately where someone has been killed or where there's been a serious accident, but everything else seems to take forever. You'd almost believe that they were trying to cover up the evidence of negligence wouldn't you?
 

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It always surprises me how this country manages to clean things up almost immediately where someone has been killed or where there's been a serious accident, but everything else seems to take forever. You'd almost believe that they were trying to cover up the evidence of negligence wouldn't you?
As I mentioned in a previous post in this thread, it's a shame the engineers don't have regular infrastructure audits and inspection. We only see them after the disasters and tragedies. This is ancient technology folks, checking for structural integrity issues. Don't need to be Musk to do this right.
 

MariaRubia

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As I mentioned in a previous post in this thread, it's a shame the engineers don't have regular infrastructure audits and inspection. We only see them after the disasters and tragedies. This is ancient technology folks, checking for structural integrity issues. Don't need to be Musk to do this right.

All of them walking around saying "no es mi culpa" whilst having a good old rummage around in their boxer shorts.
 
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NALs

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It always surprises me how this country manages to clean things up almost immediately where someone has been killed or where there's been a serious accident, but everything else seems to take forever. You'd almost believe that they were trying to cover up the evidence of negligence wouldn't you?
That's on a main artery where everybody passes through, including all the politicians. Of course it will bd fixed very fast.

In the mean time, the Cangrejo Bridge on the other side of the world...
 

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I have no idea why they don’t start using manhole covers made of other materials that have no value to thieves.



It’s like the plaques placed on the pedestal of various statues and busts. They put copper and other metals plaques and then wonder why they go missing. Why not put the concrete ones as seen in many parts of the Coloníal Zone. I don’t remember ever seeing any of those go missing. :unsure:
 
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JD Jones

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I have no idea why they don’t start using manhole covers made of other materials that have no value to thieves.

It’s like the plaques placed on the pedestal of various statues and busts. They put copper and other metals plaques and then wonder why they go missing. Why not put the concrete ones as seen in many parts of the Coloníal Zone. I don’t remember ever seeing any of those go missing. :unsure:
You're a little behind the times there, amigo!!

 

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Doesn't look so good....and that is on the outside....imagine....
They already know, it states announced as: "Tejeda noted that with the Holy Week holiday approaching and increased city traffic expected, the reopening of the overpass would significantly benefit the public. He assured that any remaining minor details would be addressed over the next 15 days during nighttime hours, further strengthening the structure to withstand hydrometeorological and seismic events."
 
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