Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, please consider subscribing today.
Heavy rains and overflowing rivers in Puerto Plata province of Dominican Republic, caused major flooding on March 17, 2018. Hundreds of homes were affected, and significant loss of property is reported in some parts of the region.
Heavy rain started affecting the province on March 15, with 272.8 mm (10.9 inches) recorded at Puerto Plata Airport within 24 hours.
Two days later, at least 550 homes and other buildings were reported damaged. In addition, a bridge collapsed in San Marco, leaving many people isolated.
The worst affected areas include San Marcos, Cupey, Monte Verde, Las Mercedes and Los Rieles.
[ PUERTO PLATA ] Nos encontramos en la av. Colón en #PuertoPlata realizando trabajos de limpieza en la vía y retirando sedimentos provocados por las fuertes lluvias que afectan está provincia. #MOPCRD pic.twitter.com/aDM1oIFmoG— Ministerio de Obras Públicas RD (@MOPCRD) March 18, 2018
Country’s meteorological agency keeps weather warning in effect at the start of the week and urges residents to be vigilant for possible landslides.
Featured image: Floods in Puerto Plata province of Dominican Republic on March 17, 2018. Credit: Tornados no Brasil tracking
Register/become a supporter
Your support is crucial for our survival. It makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
You'll receive your ad-free account for 20x faster browsing experience, clean interface without any distractions, ability to post comments without prior editorial check, all our desktop and mobile applications (current and upcoming) ad-free and with the full set of features available, a direct line of communication and much more. See all options.