Downpours wash out roads, damage bridges, aqueducts
Government aid to flooding victims in Cotui. Photo elnuevodiario.com.do
Santo Domingo.- The Emergency Operations Center (COE) on Thurs. reports 12 aqueducts, two bridges and 54 houses damaged by swelled rivers from the heavy rains, as 16 provinces continue under flash flood warnings
The National Weather Office’s (ONAMET) forecast continuing downpours over much of the country throughout the weekend.
It said the rainfall stems from moisture and an unstable of mass air over the national territory dragged by the east-northeast wind.
The COE said the National Aqueducts Agency (INAPA) reports 12 aqueducts affected by turbid waters, but didn’t specify location.
It posted flash flood warnings for the northeastern provinces, and advisories for the regions as far south as San Cristobal, to Puerto Plata in the north.
The COE reports that the flood waters collapsed the approaches of the bridge over the Leonora river in Maimón township, central Monseñor Noel province, cutting off several districts. It said another bridge was reportedly damaged, but the statement didn’t provide further details.