La Altagracia placed on green alert as trough approaches

PUNTA CANA: The Emergency Operations Center (COE) increased 12 provinces
and the National District on green alert, because a trough that affects the national territory
has been generating increases in cloudiness.

The agency placed the demarcations of the Peravia, Flint, Barahona,
Independencia, Azua, La Altagracia, Santo Domingo, National District, San Cristóbal, San José
de Ocoa, San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana.

This Tuesday, according to the National Meteorological Office, the greatest activity of moderate
to locally strong downpours with thunderstorms and gusts of wind is expected towards the
northwest, north and the Central Mountain Range, mainly in:

Monseñor Nouel, La Vega, Santiago, Duarte, Hermanas Mirabal, Espaillat, Santiago Rodríguez,
among other nearby provinces, the product of a trough at various levels of the troposphere that
will affect the country and greater humidity.

Wednesday and Thursday there is an increased risk of flooding due to troughs in the DR

According to today's weather bulletin from the National Meteorological Office (ONAMET),
the greatest activity of strong and moderate downpours, accompanied by thunderstorms and gusts
of wind, will begin to occur at dawn this Wednesday and on Thursday over the majority of the
country's Caribbean coast provinces.

These conditions increase the possibility of flooding of rivers, streams and ravines, as well as
sudden or urban floods, for the following provinces and the National District

Expect temperatures to continue hot due to the time of year and the hot and
humid wind from the southeast and recommended that the population drink enough fluids, wear light,
light-colored clothing and avoid direct exposure to the sun's rays without proper protection,
mainly between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 00 am and 4:00 pm, remember that young children and
older people are much more susceptible.

How to protect yourself in case of flood?

Learn about the type of flooding that may occur in your community and the local emergency
numbers you can call for help in the event of a flood.

Follow the weather forecast to find out about any possible flooding and find out how the local
warning system works.

In case flooding reaches your home, find a safe evacuation route that can be used in case of
flooding and practice evacuation with your family.

Determine a meeting point with your family in case you get separated at any time.

Prepare an “emergency kit” with non-perishable food, medications, a first aid kit, a flashlight,
batteries and water for several days, since you may have to leave your area or services may be
interrupted. Talk to your children's school to find out what their flood plan is.

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