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Hurricane Season 2008

Officially, the Caribbean hurricane season runs from the beginning of June to the end of November but historically most hurricane activity in the Dominican Republic has taken place in the months of August and September. 

This year the storms have been particularly active but, thankfully, the Dominican Republic has, as is so often the case, suffered minimal problems compared to almost all of its neighbouring islands and the North Coast once again has been spared.  There has been some flooding in the south, east and far north east of the island, but the area around Puerto Plata/Sosua/Cabarete etc, has remained virtually trouble free.

Thousands of Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by the hurricanes in the Caribbean. They are distributing tarpaulins and sandbags to vulnerable communities, and food, clothing, cooking utensils, hygiene items and bedding to those staying in shelters.

The British Red Cross has donated £170,000 from its Disaster Fund. Much more is needed, though, to help families who have lost everything, so the Red Cross has launched a Hurricane Appeal to assist those people in the Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos islands, all neighbours of the Dominican Republic which have taken the brunt of the weather.

To read more or make a donation click here.

 

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West Indies Real Estate    Calle David Stern 6, El Batey, Sosua, Dominican Republic
 
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