Latest hurricane to further soak the nation’s soil
A recent storm damaged banana plantations
Santo Domingo.- While the north region’s damage from Hurricane Irma has yet to be tallied, the country is menaced by Hurricane Maria, which the National Hurricane Center says will become a major category 3 storm as it approaches the Dominican Republic.
This new hurricane is expected to buffet a nation where recent downpours have soaked the soil and filled the dams.
As a result, the Emergency Operations Center (COE) said 34 people had to be evacuated after the Masacre river overflowed its banks in northwestern Dajabón province, and reported a bridge collapse in Montellano, near Puerto Plata.
National Weather Office (Onamet) forecaster Francisco Holguín on Sunday affirmed they keep a close eye on Hurricane Maria’s development.