Dominican Republic: Torrential Rains Displace 20,000 People

(Caption: Nations Online)

(Caption: Nations Online)

Caribbean 360 is reporting that torrential rains are wreaking havoc in the Dominican Republic. President Danilo Medina has declared a state of emergency. The author reportss:

“According to disaster official Jose Manuel Mendez, more than 20,000 people on the country’s north coast have already been displaced, amid the heavy rains that have pounded the country for more than two weeks… More than 130 rural towns in that region were cut off by heavy rains that destroyed 50 homes and severely damaged 62 others,” he told the Associated Press.

Thousands of people have been evacuated including 700 inmates.

Read more at Caribbean 360.

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