Local August 2, 2014 | 12:30 am

COE issues green alert for 10 Dominican provinces

Santo Domingo.– Tropical Storm Bertha moved into theCaribbean on Friday on a path that will take it between Puerto Rico and theDominican Republic, where tropical storm warnings are already in effect for 10 provinces.

The Emergency Operations Center (COE) said the green alert level is for San Pedro de Macoris, La Altagracia, La Romana, El Seibo, Hato Mayor, Monte Plata, Samana, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, San Cristobal, Santo Domingo and the National District.

The authorities called residents in high risk areas to take precautionary measures and avoid crossing streams with large volumes.

Tropical Storm Bertha, as of Friday night, had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and is moving west-northwest at 22 mph. The storm is about 270 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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