Dominican Republic: Hurricane Matthew

6th October 2016

Hurricane Matthew hit Dominican Republic on 4 October triggering heavy rains, winds, floods and landslides. Up to date there are 4 people killed, (2 girls, 1 child and an adult), 447 houses destroyed, 22,745 people displaced. Crops, bridges and water systems were also destroyed. The National Emergency Centre (NEC) maintains the alert for tropical storm in the 22 provinces, 11 in red and 11 in yellow alert.

Due the impact at national level, the national capacity to respond is exceeded at communitarian level and also at governmental level, especially on the areas of National District, Monte Plata, San Pedro de Macoris, Barahona, Independencia, San Juan Maguana and Dajabón.

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