The areas affected by Hurricane Fiona in the Dominican Republic have recovered electricity service by 84.5% percent and most of the displaced have already been able to return home, the Emergency Operations Center (COE) reported this Friday.
According to the latest bulletin from this organization, 76% of the people displaced by the cyclone have returned home and, of those sheltered, 97% have already done so, so the vast majority of the centers set up to accommodate them ( 98%) has closed.
Because of Fiona, 43,540 people were displaced to safe areas and 28 communities cut off.
As for the damaged houses, they amount to 8,708, of which 2,262 have been destroyed and the rest are partially affected.
Fiona, which made landfall in the Dominican Republic last Monday as a category 1 hurricane and hit mainly the east and north of the country, also caused significant damage to the water supply, but 51.6% of users have already recovered (944,715 affected ) and 28.3% of the aqueducts have been restored (53 out of service).
Regarding the electricity supply, the COE accounts for 109,669 affected users.
With regard to infrastructure, there are 31 roads affected and four recovered and two bridges have collapsed (twenty-seven are damaged).
In addition, Comedores Economicos has distributed 105,678 food rations and epidemiological surveillance and sanitation have been reinforced.
Given the forecasts that tropical depression 9 will be felt in the country with light to moderate rains, electrical storms and gusts of wind, the COE maintains the alert in twenty-eight provinces (seventeen in yellow and eleven in green) due to possible flooding of rivers , streams and ravines, as well as urban, rural and flash floods and landslides.
Hato Mayor, El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, La Vega, La Romana, María Trinidad Sánchez, La Altagracia, Duarte (especially Bajo Yuna), Samaná, San Cristóbal, Barahona, Distrito Nacional, Peravia, Pedernales remain on yellow alert. , Azua, San José de Ocoa and San Juan.
In green are Sánchez Ramírez, Santiago Rodríguez, Santiago, Monte Cristi, Monte Plata, Mirabal Sisters, Monsignor Nouel, Espaillat, Valverde, Santo Domingo Province and Puerto Plata.
In the areas under alert, people must refrain from crossing rivers, streams and ravines with high volumes of water and not use spas.