North Coast March 29, 2024 | 9:42 am

Safety measures implemented for beach-goers in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata, DR.- The Civil Defense in Puerto Plata has downgraded flag placements on the beaches of the Atlantic coast from red to yellow. This precautionary measure aims to ensure the safety of beachgoers, allowing swimming in designated areas at various beach resorts where security measures and lifeguard supervision are in place.

As conditions improve along the coastal areas of Puerto Plata, with dangerous waves subsiding, Whascar García, Director of Civil Defense, reported waves measuring 4 to 5 feet, accompanied by moderate winds and slightly irregular marine currents in deeper waters of the Atlantic Zone.

García emphasized the potential for sudden changes in wave and wind patterns, underscoring the need for vigilance among beach users to avoid potential risks to their lives. “We anticipate better conditions tomorrow, and thankfully, we have had no incidents to regret during the initial phase of operations,” stated García.

Furthermore, García advised citizens seeking navigation permits to contact the Dominican Republic Navy (ARD).

Puerto Plata Launches Operation for Holy Week 2024

Authorities in the Atlantic jurisdiction commenced their Easter security and prevention operation on Wednesday, March 27. The operation involves 1,092 uniformed personnel (including police and military), 177 vehicles, and communication equipment.

The launch event, held at the parking lot of the General Gregorio Luperón Sports Complex in San Felipe de Puerto Plata, was overseen by General Jorge Luis Galán Guerrero, Northern Regional Director of the National Police. He was joined by Civil Governor Claritza Rochett Peralta, Regional Tourism Director Atahualpa Paulino, Puerto Plata Air Base Commander Brigadier General Manuel Abad García Lithgow, and Municipal Mayor Roquelito García.

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