Sunday and Monday rains linked to indirect effects of Earl are expected
Gloria Ceballos with Juan Manuel Méndez on Tropical Storm Earl.
Although Tropical Storm Earl will not directly affect the Dominican Republic, the indirect effects will be causing a large amount of rain this coming Sunday and Monday.
This was stated this evening by the director of the National Meteorological Office (ONAMET), Gloria Ceballos, together with the director of the Emergency Operations Center (COE), Juan Manuel Méndez.
“(…) The cloud field associated with it and the circulation it generates are going to drag those cloud bands to us. That is to say, on Sunday and Monday we will have rains linked as an indirect effect of this system (tropical storm Earl) transiting through Atlantic waters”, said Ceballos.
He added that, with respect to the amount of rainfall expected to fall over the national territory, these could exceed 50 millimeters.
“We would be talking about that it could exceed 50 millimeters in isolated points of the national territory in 24 hours,” he said.
Information on tropical storm Earl.
For his part, Juan Manuel Méndez, director of the COE, reiterated that a total of eight provinces remain under green alert.
The provinces placed on alert are Greater Santo Domingo, San Cristóbal, La Altagracia, Monte Plata, El Seibo, Hato Mayor, San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana.
The COE’s decision is based on the possibility of flooding rivers, streams, and creeks, as well as flash or urban flooding. All this is associated with Tropical Storm Earl.