The emergency operations center of the Dominican Republic monitors 14 provinces and increases the level from green (minimum) to yellow (average) in four of these due to weather conditions caused by the approach of the tropical depression Izaäk.
According to the latest bulletin from the National Office of Meteorology (Onamet), it is expected that the phenomenon will leave turbidity and precipitation accompanied by thunderstorms and gusts of wind, especially in the late afternoon and early evening, in the eastern, northeastern regions, southeast , southwest, central mountain range and the border area.
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In this way, and before possible flooding, floods of rivers, streams, streams and urban floods, as well as landslides, the provinces of La Altagracia, Santo Domingo, San Cristóbal and San Pedro de Macoris.
In the meantime they remain in the green Monte Plata, Barahona, La Romana, El Seibo, La Vega, San Jose de Ocaoa, Azua, Monseñor Nouel, Hato Mayor and Peravia, informed the director of the COE, Juan Manuel Méndez, at a press conference.
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In addition, the operators of small, medium-sized and vulnerable vessels from Cabo Engaño to Pedernales must remain in the port because of the formation of abnormal waves and winds, while for the Atlantic coast a green warning is issued by Cabo Engaño to Cabo Francés Viejo. to abnormal winds and waves.
The users of the beaches on the Caribbean coast must take precautions and take the necessary measures because of the abnormal swell.
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Méndez met with the Minister of Defense, Ruben Darío Paulino Sem, and the commanding general of the Dominican Republic, Estanislao Gonell Regalado, to discuss the measures to be taken against the evolution of Isaac.
During the meeting, to the left of the various institutions that make up the COE, actions were coordinated to protect people's lives and possessions against the rain that could cause tropical depression.
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"Despite the fact that this event will be far enough removed from our sphere of influence" the associated effects will be felt in "the sea conditions and the precipitation that it will generate on a large part of the national territory", said the director of the COE.
Among the actions ordered by the authorities is the quartering of 50% of the forces of the armed forces, while the Humanitarian Rescue Unit (UHR) of the army is ready to deal with any unfavorable situation that could cause the phenomenon in question .
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The Ministry of Public Works performs preventive cleaning of Imbornales, filtering, collectors, locks and sewers in the provinces under alarm.
The meteorologists of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the USA. They foresee that Isaac, who became a category 1 hurricane before being defeated in a storm and is currently in a tropical depression, "degenerates into a tropical wave at any time."
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Isaac has a maximum sustained wind of 35 miles per hour and moves westward at a speed of 16 miles per hour, the NHC said in his bulletin of 11.00 am local time today.
The system is 300 miles southeast of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and 665 miles east-southeast of Kingston (Jamaica), and will experience a new and "gradual weakening" and can be degraded to "tropical wave at any time".