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Latino Daily News

Monday July 26, 2010

Rains Displace Thousands in the Dominican Republican

The cluster of storms turned Tropical Storm Bonnie has forced 27,295 residents in the Dominican Republic to abandon their homes due to flooding rivers and a stressed containment wall. The rains have damaged 5,454 homes and destroyed five others.

COE emergency-management officials have issued a green alert in the region, which means that there is a threat of damage to people, personal belongings, and infrastructure. Authorities recommend that people avoid high level water sources, the ocean, take special precautions in areas prone to mudslides, and stay tuned to weather bulletins.

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