November 19, 2023

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Red Alert Issued For Eight Provinces And A Yellow Alert For 17 Provinces Related To Heavy Rainfall That Are Causing Life-Threatening Flash And Urban Flooding.

Mr. Weatherman published November 18, 2023: Hurricane Season brings Late Flood Event... In this video, it may be the end of Hurricane Season, but life-threatening flooding is happening. Rockslides and mudslides are likely in Haiti and the Dominican Republic today, with a surge of rain in Bermuda. In Jamaica, see how the rain shifts east. Please be safe in Haiti and The Dominican Republic. The river crossings will be very dangerous for days to come. 
Nature Judge published November 19, 2023: Nature's Wrath Destroys Dominican Republic! Storms and Floods Battered in Santo Domingo. At least 1,522 people were displaced from their homes and a bridge collapsed as heavy rains were recorded across the nation and led authorities to declare an alert in 25 of the country's provinces, eleven in the red level. on Casandra Damirรณn Avenue, the main access road to the city, connecting the Jaime Mota Regional University Teaching Hospital, employment and commercial centers was cut off by raging floods.

U.S. Embassy to the Dominican Republic
November 18, 2023

Location: Throughout Dominican Republic

Event: The Emergency Operations Center (COE) of the Dominican Republic has issued a red alert for eight provinces and a yellow alert for 17 provinces related to heavy rainfall from a tropical depression that is expected to continue across portions of the Dominican Republic for the next 48 hours. The heavy rainfall is expected to produce significant and potentially life-threatening flash and urban flooding.

U.S. citizens needing assistance should call 809-567-7775 or email

Actions to Take:
  • Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters.
  • Move to higher ground or higher floors to avoid rising waters.
  • Stay off bridges and do not move through flood water.
  • If your vehicle is stuck in water, only depart the vehicle for higher ground if it is safe to do so; check for water depth, and that water is not swiftly moving (as little as 6 inches of fast-moving water can make adults fall, and 1 foot of moving water can move vehicles). If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, stay inside.
  • If water is rising inside of the vehicle, seek refuge on the roof.
  • Remain current on weather, road and water conditions through news sources such as the National Hurricane Center .
  • Contact police or other authorities if you encounter dangerous conditions and follow warnings and directions provided.  If you have an emergency, call 911. The tourist police (POLITUR) central number is 809-200-3500 (assistance available in English) or via mobile app “POLITUR APP”.
  • Spanish language alerts are available from the website of the Dominican Emergency Operations Center (COE) or via their mobile app “alertaCOE”.
  • U.S. citizen residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Program, which enables the Embassy to share both emergency and routine information relevant to the Dominican Republic at .
  • Visit for tips on emergency preparedness
  • Update and review your family’s contingency plans. All U.S. citizens should have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Make sure your travel documents are up to date and easily accessible.
  • If you are in an emergency and are safe, be sure to notify friends and loved ones.
Dominican Today
written by Staff
Saturday November 18, 2023

The incidence of an atmospheric phenomenon that has been affecting the national territory since the early hours of Friday has already begun to wreak havoc, especially in the province of San Josรฉ de Ocoa, in the south of the country, where a young man has disappeared, and several communities have been isolated.

Videos circulating on social networks show the collapse of the 16 de Agosto bridge in San Josรฉ de Ocoa, which connects the central municipality with the Sabana Larga community and has been cut off until now.

After the river’s flooding, community members have begun searching for young Keysy Ortiz near the Arroyo Las Vacas. Since then, his whereabouts have been unknown.

The rains have intensified on the country’s southern coast due to the storm, threatening to become a tropical cyclone in the coming hours as it continues its journey towards the Dominican Republic.

In Bahoruco, another of the areas most affected by the tropical disturbance, several communities remain cut off due to the overflowing of the Manguito River in Villa Jaragua and Panzo, both in the municipality of Neyba.

So far, 29 provinces remain on alert, eight in red, 17 in yellow, and four in green, so the authorities are calling on the disturbed areas to stay alert to the information provided by the relief agencies.

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