Tropical Storm Franklin begins to move towards southern dominican

Tropical Storm Franklin began to move slowly westward at 5 km/h, after remaining stationary since last night. Its most significant core continues in the Caribbean Sea, 420 kilometers south of Santo Domingo.

Rainfall and thunderstorms associated with the storm have been recorded in the Dominican capital since early this morning. These will continue to increase in the coming hours as it approaches the national territory, says weather analyst Jean Suriel.

Franklin continues with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h and the trajectory continues to present an impact on the south of the Dominican Republic during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Regardless of whether it arrives as a storm or a depression, Franklin will be developing heavy rains, gusty winds and significant flooding.

The Emergency Operations Center (COE), in its 8:30 am report on Tuesday, maintains 14 provinces on red alert and 18 on yellow alert. The agency warns of possible flooding of rivers, streams and creeks. It also warns of flash or urban flooding.

Provinces under red alert due to Franklin

  • Santo Domingo
  • National District
  • San Cristóbal
  • Peravia
  • Barahona
  • San Juan
  • Independencia
  • San Pedro de Macoris
  • La Romana
  • San José de Ocoa
  • Azua
  • Pedernales
  • Bahoruco
  • Elías Piña

On yellow alert are

  • Puerto Plata
  • Duarte Hato Mayor
  • El Seibo
  • Maria Trinidad Sanchez
  • Monte Plata
  • La Altagracia
  • La Vega
  • Santiago Rodriguez
  • Dajabón
  • Monte Cristi
  • Hermanas Mirabal
  • Espaillat
  • Samaná
  • Monseñor Nouel
  • Santiago
  • Sanchez Ramirez
  • Valverde

Source: Elcaribe.com.do

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