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Flash floods damage homes in Puerto Plata, one dead

flooding2010More than 20,000 people were affected by the floods in at least 18 districts of the municipality Puerto Plata, as rivers and gorges overflowed their bank since early morning yesterday.

Moreover, José Rafael Santana  died when a wall fell on him in the sector Los Bordas.

Civil Defense director Hugo González said flash floods damaged 34 houses totally, and 850 partially, whereas 635 families lost their belongings and 6,435 others had partial losses.

He said ready-meals were distributed among the victims, while they await the arrival of home appliances and mobile cafeterias, as well as construction crews and equipment.

Between the affected districts are the Las Flores, Padre Granero, Bello Costero, Urbanización General Gregorio Luperón, Ensanche Dubocq (Los Callejones); Playa Oeste, Aguas Negras, Padre Las Casas and Los Domínguez.

From DominicanToday.com

Filed Under: Puerto Plata Regional News

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