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SANTIAGO. – The downpours of the last 24 hours have drenched several towns of Santiago province, flooding streets schools in the communities Licey and Tamboril, where the Licey river breached its banks.

The floodwaters have damaged houses and businesses, forcing inhabitants from the east part of the province to flee to higher ground. Some blame part of their calamity on a bridge they affirm was incorrectly built at Santiago’s North Bypass avenue.

Residents in the district Las Palomas, Limonal, Monte Adentro and Pontezuela, among others say the rising waters stem from a bridge which they believe acts as a dam.

Despite the downpours, residents took to the streets to protest by torching tires to demand that the authorities solve the problem. The protests snarled traffic on the Duarte highway yesterday afternoon, between Santiago and Licey.

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Written by: josean, 25 Apr 2012 1:08 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016




No Flood Control Planning but we have a METRO!


Written by: Ricardolito, 25 Apr 2012 2:02 PM
From: Dominican Republic, calle A.Portes
where is the metro in Santiago ??..maybe no one cleans the gutters ,,is that simple
Written by: josean, 25 Apr 2012 2:16 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



As if they had gutters to clean!


Written by: josean, 25 Apr 2012 3:58 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


"One dead, roads and hundreds of houses flooded in PP"

By ANTONIO HEREDIA

“PUERTO PLATA.-Intensive rains registered in the last few hours in cities in the North coast have been flooded approximately one thousand 500 homes in Sosúa and Cabarete, caused road become impassable and resulted in the tragic death of a child of just one year.”

“Official reports indicate that the child, whose identity was not given, was dragged by a stream of water from the front of his house located at Paradise Villa of Maranatha, Sosúa sector, and then fell into a septic hole from where the brigades rescued his body.”

"The downtown streets of the tourist municipality of Sosúa, located in the eastern part of Puerto Plata, were swamped altogether as well as dozens of homes from the Tuesday night until the morning of Wednesday as a result of the overflow of rivers, streams and ravines."

almomento.net


Like I said FLOOD CONTROL PLANNING ZERO but we have a METRO!

Written by: zooma, 25 Apr 2012 5:47 PM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

Truth be known, envision the Metro does not exist. Does one really think funding of flood control planning would be on the government agenda ? I think not, this is the Dominican Republic.

The administration of any ruling party, the whole rainbow of them; does not have any inclination to focus on any type environmental planning, including flood planning. Environmental plans make them responsible to the public and one well knows responsibility is a foreign concept in this country

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Written by: riosm, 25 Apr 2012 5:54 PM
From: United States
The though of being in an underground metro during a down pour or earth quake.
Written by: anthonyC, 25 Apr 2012 11:59 PM
From: United States
"“Official reports indicate that the child, whose identity was not given, was dragged by a stream of water from the front of his house located at Paradise Villa of Maranatha, Sosúa sector, and then fell into a septic hole from where the brigades rescued his body.”

What the hell was he doing in front of his house? Where were his parents?

Only an A**Hole would blame Fernandez for what was criminal negligence on the part of the parents
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