Thousands Evacuated After Floods in Dominican Republic

6th April 2018 – After 99 mm of rain fell in La Vega Province, Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Emergency Operations Centre declared a red alert due to the severe rain and floods. 4,165 people we evacuated and 833 houses damaged. Comedores Econ├│micos del Estado (CEED) is continuing to work in the┬ásectors that were affected … More Thousands Evacuated After Floods in Dominican Republic

20,000 evacuated due to flooding in Dominican Republic

More than 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes in the Dominican Republic by torrential rain and flooding, and meteorologists say another tropical storm is already on the horizon.

The mass displacement comes less than two months after Hurricane Matthew struck the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, destroying 90 percent of southern Haiti and leading to hundreds of deaths. While the Dominican Republic suffered less damage relative to its western neighbor, the country still had fatalities and more than 800 evacuees. … More 20,000 evacuated due to flooding in Dominican Republic