|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Caribbean

Dominican President Visits Areas Hit Hard by Hurricane Maria

SANTO DOMINGO – Dominican President Danilo Medina is visiting this Friday the areas hit hard by Hurricane Maria, which roared along the country’s eastern and northeastern coasts the day before, causing rivers and streams to overflow while flooding streets and buildings and forcing thousands of people to evacuate.

“President Medina left the National Palace to visit communities slammed by Hurricane Maria, and to see the work of restoration and normalization being done,” presidential spokesman Roberto Rodriguez Marchena announced on Twitter.

Medina started his tour of the Miches municipality in the eastern El Seibo province where residents told him about the disastrous state the hurricane had left them in.

The president said that on Saturday a commission will visit this municipality to evaluate the infrastructure damage Maria left in its path.

He later visited the northeast tourist area of Samana, another of the provinces that suffered most from the storm, and went on to Maria Trinidad Sanchez and Espaillat in the same region.

The latest report from the COE emergency management center indicated that Maria, which on Friday is lashing the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas after devastating the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico, left 38 communities incommunicado and more than 19,000 displaced persons in the Dominican Republic, where 20 provinces remain on maximum red alert.

Civil Defense sources told EFE that a man died in the north after falling from the roof of his house because of a mudslide caused by the pouring rains, while another went missing when he tried to cross a flooded ravine in the east, although the COE has not yet included either case in its statistics.

The weather phenomenon also left thousands of Dominicans without power, mostly in the north, where more than 60,000 people are without electricity.

Due to the effects of the hurricane, schools have been closed since Thursday, but the workday, suspended Thursday by the government, was back in business Friday.

The National Weather Service ended the hurricane warning Friday that it had maintained for the north coast because of Hurricane Maria, but warned that rainstorms would continue at least until Sunday, though with less intensity.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved