COE declares three provinces on green alert for possible effects of Hurricane Sam

The National Emergency Center (COE) has placed three provinces on green alert for possible flooding of rivers, streams, and creeks, as well as flash or urban flooding associated with Hurricane Sam. The provinces on green alert are: Hato Mayor, Monte Plata and Monsenor Nouel. According to the National Meteorological Office, Hurricane Sam is distant from the Dominican territory; however, it will drag cloudiness towards the country, combining with the low-pressure trough in the middle and upper troposphere. Therefore, according to the agency, it will cause moderate to locally heavy downpours with thunderstorms and gusty winds at times over the northeast, southeast (including Greater Santo Domingo), northwest, Central Cordillera, and the border area in the afternoon. Meanwhile, they report that they continue to monitor Sam, which carries a category 4, with […]