• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Storm Claims 21 Lives In Dominican Republic

November 2, 2007

SANTO DOMINGO – Dominican authorities said Oct. 29 that 21 people are dead and 33 others missing as a result of flooding and mudslides spurred by Tropical Storm Noel, which battered this country and neighboring Haiti with heavy rain.

Most of the fatalities were in the southeastern province of San Cristobal, whose governor, Orlando Espinosa, said that 10 people were killed and as many as 20 more are missing and feared dead.

Deaths were also reported in Haina, west of Santo Domingo, the capital neighborhood of La Cienaga, the southeastern province of San José de Ocoa and the northern town of Bonao.

Rain-driven flooding has forced nearly 3,300 people to abandon their homes, authorities said.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said early Monday that Noel would likely dump 10-20 inches of rain on the island of Hispaniola, shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. By Monday night, Noel’s center was located roughly 80 kilometers north of Cuba, moving northwest.

Forecasters at the Miami-based U.S. National Hurricane Center put the storm’s maximum sustained winds at nearly 80 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts.

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica details Covid vaccine side effects
Costa Rica
13 views
Costa Rica
13 views

Costa Rica details Covid vaccine side effects

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 22, 2021

The Health Ministry says 0.72% of people receiving the coronavirus vaccine in Costa Rica have reported side effects, with headaches,…

PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica
Costa Rica
3297 views
Costa Rica
3297 views

PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 22, 2021

In celebration of our little 51,100-square-kilometer stretch of earth, here are some of our favorite photos: [gallery ids="48420,31657,83102,84464,84465,84462,59195,32291,64278,52006,86580,86575,71998,31199,75927,83006,49557"]

WHO wants to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025
Latin America
8 views
Latin America
8 views

WHO wants to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025

The Tico Times - April 22, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to end malaria in 25 countries by 2025, including Honduras, Guatemala and Panama, thanks…