The phenomenon forced the evacuation of 5,210 people across the country and caused damage to a thousand homes…..
Hundreds of Dominicans were struggling this Friday to recover their belongings in the mud, a day after a strong flood caused by the storm Isaías destroyed their houses in Hato Mayor, the city most affected by the cyclone.
Isaías, which had not yet become a hurricane as it passed through Dominican territory, forced the evacuation of 5,210 people throughout the country and caused damage to a thousand homes, mostly in Hato Mayor, a small agricultural town in the east. Dominican.
‘Terrifying’ is the most used word this Friday in this city to describe what happened on Thursday, when the storm swept the area with sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour and discharging 254 millimeters of rain.
The storm caused the overflow of the Maguá and Paña-Paña rivers, causing one of the worst floods remembered in the province.
There were no fatalities in the city, thanks in part to the fact that the roofs and upper floors of some houses served as a platform to save themselves from the flood, but the damage is widespread.