Local January 14, 2023 | 8:09 am

COE places seven provinces on yellow alert due to storm surge

File photo. Source: Listin Diario.

Santo Domingo, DR
The Emergency Operations Center (COE) reported that seven provinces were placed on yellow alert due to a trough that will continue to cause downpours in Dominican territory.

The entity indicated that the provinces on yellow alert are Monte Cristi, Valverde, Espaillat, Puerto Plata, Santiago, Gran Santo Domingo, and San Pedro de Macorís.

Likewise, the COE announced that it placed five other localities on green alert: San Cristóbal, Hermanas Mirabal, María Trinidad Sánchez, Dajabón, and Santiago Rodríguez.

Likewise, the storm surge could cause flooding of rivers, streams, and creeks and flash or urban flooding.

For this reason, the authorities recommended the population refrain from crossing rivers, streams, and creeks with a high volume of water and not to use bathing resorts in the provinces under alert.

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