COE mantiene 27 provincias alerta

COE maintains 27 provinces on alert

For the second consecutive day, the Emergency Operations Center (COE) maintained 27 provinces on alert due to the continued downpours in the coastal zone and the provinces most affected by Hurricane Fiona.

He also reported that there are only 71 people left in the shelters set up by the authorities, of the 182 who were confined in these centers.

Director of the COE, retired General Juan Manuel Méndez.

The director of COERetired General Juan Manuel Santos, said that 17 provinces remain on Yellow Alert and another 10 on Green Alert due to possible urban and rural flash floods, flooding of rivers, streams and ravines, as well as landslides.

He also reported that the Government reinforces epidemiological surveillance, environmental sanitation and continues the process of building houses in the provinces of La Altagracia, El Seibo and Hato Mayor.

The provinces of Santo Domingo, La Altagracia, El Seibo, La Romana, Hato Mayor, San José de Ocoa, Samaná, La Vega, San Cristóbal, Distrito Nacional, Santiago, Monte Plata, Monseñor Nouel, María Trinidad Sánchez remain on yellow alert. and San Pedro de Macoris.

While in green they continue Barahona, Santiago Rodríguez, Espaillat, Monte Cristi, Peravia, Azua, San Juan, Valverde and Puerto Plata.

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“People must refrain from crossing rivers, streams and ravines that have high volumes of water, not using spas, in the provinces under alert,” said the official.

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He added that the country will continue under the indirect effects that Hurricane Fiona maintains and scattered showers and isolated electrical storms and possible gusts of wind are expected towards the northwest, north, northwest regions.

The COE reported that the homes that were partially affected total 4,888 throughout the country. While 794 houses were destroyed.

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