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Hundreds of people displaced by river overflows in Hato Mayor and San Francisco

Hundreds of houses were flooded, with damages due to the overflow of the river and that people are currently cleaning the surroundings of their residences, after the rain stopped.

Santo Domingo, DR
Hundreds of people were transferred to temporary shelters by the Civil Defense, after the floods caused by the Isaías storm in several provinces of the country.

As explained by the director of operations of the Civil Defense, Delfín Rodríguez, during his intervention in the El Despertador program (Color Vision, channel 9), the province most recently affected was Duarte (specifically San Francisco de Macorís), where some 60 people were taken to shelters after the Jaya river overflows.

He also explained in the program that hundreds of homes were flooded, due to the overflow of the river and that people are currently cleaning the surroundings of their residences, after the rain stopped.

Another of the most affected demarcations was Hato Mayor, where according to the Civil Defense some 700 residences were affected and about 79 people displaced to shelters.

Authorities explained that the floods were caused by overflowing rivers, even dragging houses, with the Gualey neighborhood being the most affected, according to a resident’s statements.

On the other hand, the director of operations mentioned that flooding problems have been reported in Peravia, Azua and Greater Santo Domingo, but so far there are no overflowing rivers.

From early hours of this Friday, the Dominican capital is affected by constant rains and gusts of winds, as Onamet predicted on Thursday.

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