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