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Tropical storm Laura leaves the DR with 210 homes affected and 1,050 evacuated

Santo Domingo. – The Emergency Operations Center (COE) preliminarily reported that at least 210 homes have been affected by the effects of storm Laura.

According to retired Major General Juan Manuel Méndez, director of the COE, 1,050 people have been evacuated, 4 shelters opened and 129 citizens sheltered.

Likewise, two partially destroyed homes and 14 isolated communities have been reported.

The COE asked the population not to neglect themselves, because severe floods can still occur in the country.

It also confirmed the death of about three people as a result of the passage of the storm.

Emmanuel Álvarez, a meteorologist with the National Meteorology Office (Onamet), said that the southwestern region has reported the highest amount of rains of this phenomenon.

He reported that the rains will no longer be so significant, but there is a high level of saturation of the soils.

Red alert is maintained in the provinces of La Altagracia, Samaná, San Pedro de Macoris, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, San José de Ocoa, Santo Domingo, Azua, Barahona, Puerto Plata, Montecristi, Espaillat, María Trinidad Sánchez, San Cristóbal, La Romana, the National District, Monte Plata and Peravia, Sánchez Ramírez, Pedernales.

While yellow are Monsignor Nouel, La Vega, Hermanas Mirabal, Duarte, Santiago, San Juan and Bahoruco, Independencia, Santiago Rodríguez, Elías Piña, Dajabón, and Valverde.

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