Dominican Republic Authorities Assess Damage from the Storm

Aug 28, 2023 - Views: 620
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Authorities in the Dominican Republic are scouting the whole Caribbean nation to assess the harm Tropical Storm Franklin caused to crops and homes after it caused severe floods that claimed at least one life.

According to early government estimates, the storm damaged more than 670 dwellings, and strong rains shut off 24 towns.

More than 3,300 people were assisted by crews in moving to higher ground in advance of the storm, while 352 additional inhabitants sought refuge in government shelters.

Due to the storm's failure of 120 aqueducts, hundreds of thousands of people were left without power and more than 1.6 million were left without water.

Dominican Republic authorities assess damage from tropical storm Franklin

Dominican Republic authorities assess damage from tropical storm Franklin

Franklin was located around 85 kilometers (53 miles) east-northeast of Grand Turk Island as of Thursday morning. It was traveling north through open waters with winds that might reach 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour).

Although Franklin won't be a hurricane for several days, it still poses no threat to land.

In the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, it is the seventh named storm. Tuesday saw the demise of Gert, the seventh named storm.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States updated its prediction on August 10 and cautioned that this year's hurricane season will be more severe than usual.

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