Economy September 18, 2017 | 3:43 pm

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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.

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