Dominican Republic, Hurricane Irene displaces at least 7,000 people

Posted on August 23, 2011 • Filed under: Dominican Republic, Enviromental Issues, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

At least 7,000 displaced people and dozens of isolated left until Tuesday morning, Hurricane Irene in the Dominican Republic, where it continues its path with winds of 160 km / h, told AFP an official at the Operations Center (EOC). “It is still raining a lot. So far we have displaced more than 7,000 people around the country, to place them in shelters or relatives’ homes,” he told AFP José Luis Germain, deputy director of the COE based in Santo Domingo. Read Article

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