Apordom supervises tourist and fishing docks after the passage of hurricane Beryl

The director of the Dominican Port Authority (Apordom), Jean Luis Rodríguez, made a tour to supervise the state of some of the tourist and fishing docks after the passage of Hurricane Beryl.

During the operation, the docks inspected were those of Sabana Grande de Palenque, in the municipality of San Cristóbal, inaugurated in January of this year, and Boca de Yuma, in the province of La Altagracia.

Rodriguez guaranteed to the inhabitants of the demarcations, especially the fishermen, that he will regularize as soon as possible the damages caused by the meteorological event, both in their repair and construction, with the due process of law.

“Since we saw the situation in the country we started to take the necessary measures together with the whole team, to then review everything. We had damages in the Azua, Palenque and Boca de Yuma docks. The structure here in Palenque due to the high waves is not so bad, we will solve all the damage left by Beryl”, he affirmed.

The head of Apordom assured that the entity will give all the necessary support to men and women who have the infrastructure to make a living from fishing.

On his side, Juan Miguel de los Santos, director of Engineering, said that “some infrastructures near the dock suffered damage because the pressure and the continuous heights of the strong waves brought to the coast elements dragged by the sea, but the structure of the dock, such as piles and beams, resisted the impact of elements affecting only 10%”.

Rodríguez met with the provincial governor of San Cristóbal, Pura Casilla, the mayor of Palenque, Miguel Valera, and other authorities of the affected areas, with whom he coordinated the works that, from Apordom, will reach all the municipalities of those places.

Similarly, at the request of the executive director of Apordom, a team headed by the deputy director Alan Checo, went to the dock of Boca de Yuma, La Altagracia, in order to verify the effects left by the atmospheric phenomenon in the place.

“In Boca de Yuma we found that the pier came out of the wooden structure located above the structure of the construction site. Also, the strong waves damaged the breakwater and a sinkhole damaged the amphitheater,” he said.

The weather conditions are expected to improve in Dominican territory, after the rains caused by hurricane Beryl in the south and southwest of the country forced the displacement of people, as well as in different points, preventive evacuations, closure of avenues, among others.

Source: Arecoa.com

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