The National Meteorological Office (Onamet) forecast an increase in rainfall for this Sunday due to the incidence of a cold front northwest of the island.
The Onamet notified that, since the early hours of this Sunday, the cold front is causing “cloudy developments that generate moderate to heavy downpours at times, electrical storms and isolated gusts of wind, they will be more frequent and intense towards different provinces located on the Atlantic coast, the Central Mountain Range and some sectors of the border area ”.
Meanwhile, in the other regions of the country, including some municipalities of Greater Santo Domingo, the meteorological service warned of occasional showers with isolated thunderstorms and possible gusts of wind.
By rainy associated with this atmospheric phenomenon, the Emergency Operations Center raised the green alert level. Until yesterday, the warning was for Montecristi, Puerto Plata, Dajabón, María Trinidad Sánchez, Espaillat and Valverde. This Sunday morning Duarte, Monte Plata and Sánchez Ramírez were added.
In the event of downpours, residents in the aforementioned areas, who live near rivers, streams and ravines, the relief agency calls to be vigilant and take precautionary measures against possible floods and floods.