Thursday, September 21, 2023

Government declares a non-working day from noon on Tuesday due to the passage of storm Franklin

The Government ordered that this Tuesday be a non-working day starting at noon due to the passage of tropical storm Franklin over Dominican territory, a measure that will be extended to the entire Wednesday due to the prolonged incidence of the phenomenon, which will leave abundant rainfall.

This was announced by the Minister of Labor, Luis Miguel de Camps, at the conclusion of the meeting called by President Luis Abinader to coordinate with officials and relief agencies the measures to be taken before the passage of the Franklin storm through the country.

The measure is included in a decree instructing the Ministry of Public Administration and the Ministry of Labor to establish the pertinent resolutions, explained the minister, who urged the population to follow the recommendations of relief agencies.

According to the latest bulletin from the National Meteorological Office (Onamet), at 4:00 this afternoon the center of the storm was near latitude 14.5 north 70.3 west, about 440 kilometers south/southwest of Santo Domingo, with strong winds. maximums of 85 kilometers / hour and upper gusts that extend to about 95 kilometers outside its center.

With a minimum central pressure of 999 millibars, the phenomenon is moving west at about four miles per hour and is expected to gradually shift to the west/northwest and then northwest within the next 24 hours.

The National Meteorological Office (Onamet) reported that the territories on red alert are the National District and the provinces of Santo Domingo, San Cristóbal, Peravia, Barahona, San Juan, Independencia, San Pedro de Macorís, La Romana, San José de Ocoa, Azua Pedernales, Bahoruco and Elias Piña.

Puerto Plata, Duarte, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, María Trinidad Sánchez, Monte Plata, La Altagracia, La Vega, Santiago Rodríguez, Dajabón, Montecristi, Hermanas Mirabal, Espaillat, Samaná, Monsignor Nouel, Santiago, Sánchez Ramírez and Valverde.


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