Rains and drought this weekend

Photo: COE

Center for Emergency Operations (COE) reported a green alert for the provinces of Puerto Plata, Santiago, Monseñor Nouel (Bonao), La Vega and Espaillat (Moca). A green alert is issued when there is a threat for flooding due to intense rains.

The National Meteorological Office (Onamet) says that two troughs are in the area that will bring rain to the northwest, north, central mountain range and border area. Nevertheless, Onamet says that drought conditions continue for the south, southwest and northwest. Conditions are so extreme, that in Dajabón forestry fires have been reported due to the drought in the northwest.

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7 February 2019

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