COE Issues Yellow and Green Alerts for National District and 24 Provinces in Dominican Republic

Heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and possible flooding across the Dominican Republic prompt weather alerts and potential evacuations. Residents advised to stay informed and take precautions as authorities monitor the severe weather conditions.

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COE Issues Yellow and Green Alerts for National District and 24 Provinces in Dominican Republic

COE Issues Yellow and Green Alerts for National District and 24 Provinces in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic's National Meteorological Office (ONAMET) has reported the continuation of cloudy conditions leading to moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, gusty winds, and possible small hail across various regions of the country . The provinces most likely to be affected include La Altagracia, Monte Plata, Samaná, María Trinidad Sánchez, Duarte, Sánchez Ramírez, Monseñor Nouel, La Vega, Santiago, San José de Ocoa, San Juan, Elías Piña, Pedernales, and others nearby.

In response to the anticipated rainfall and expected accumulations over the next 24 to 48 hours, adjustments have been made to the meteorological alert levels . Currently, 19 provinces are under different levels of weather alerts, with 7 provinces under warning and 12 under alert status. The Center for Emergency Operations (COE) has issued yellow and green alerts for the National District and a total of 24 provinces.

The heavy rainfall could trigger flooding in low-lying areas, and strong winds could cause property damage and power outages. Authorities may issue mandatory evacuation orders for flood-prone communities, and disruptions to transportation, utilities, and business operations are possible in affected areas. Residents are advised to monitor local media for updates, confirm travel plans, and avoid driving on flooded roads.

Why this matters: The severe weather conditions pose significant risks to public safety and infrastructure in the Dominican Republic. The widespread impact across numerous provinces highlights the need for residents to stay informed, prepared, and vigilant in the face of potential flooding, power outages, and evacuations.

According to ONAMET's report, the cloudy conditions are expected to persist, bringing more rainfall to the northeast, southeast, north, Central Mountain Range, and border area of the Dominican Republic. Residents in the affected provinces should heed the warnings and alerts issued by the COE and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety during this period of severe weather. Local authorities are monitoring the situation closely and may provide further updates or instructions as conditions evolve.

Key Takeaways

  • ONAMET reports heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and possible hail across DR provinces.
  • 19 provinces under weather alerts, 7 under warning and 12 under alert status.
  • Flooding, property damage, and power outages expected; authorities may order evacuations.
  • Residents advised to monitor media, confirm travel plans, and avoid flooded roads.
  • Severe weather poses significant risks to public safety and infrastructure in DR.