Nearly 12,000 evacuated in Dominican Republic amid flooding

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have evacuated nearly 12,000 people amid heavy flooding in the country’s northeast region. A civil defense director says overflowing rivers have cut off several communities near the popular tourist district of Puerto Plata. Minerva Santos said Saturday that heavy rains also have damaged hundreds of crops and damaged roads. Officials said nearly 2,400 homes have been affected and that the rains will continue on Sunday.



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