Tropical storm threatens Dominican Republic

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Carl Collen

BY CARL COLLEN

Tropical storm threatens Dominican Republic

Emily is due to hit Caribbean Island of Hispaniola, containing the states of Dominican Republic and Haiti, at some point today

Tropical storm threatens Dominican Republic

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Tropical Storm Emily is heading for a collision course with the Dominican Republic and Haiti, according to the latest report from the Miami, US-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC).

According to the NHC, which has been tracking the weather system since its development in late July, Emily could bring a total rain accumulation of 4 to 6 inches to the Dominican Republic, with a maximum amount of 10 inches possible.

With the country on storm alert, there remains a potential threat to fresh produce production, with possibility of flash floods and mudslides, according to the NHC.

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike caused over €10m worth of damage to crops in the country, including bananas, avocados, yucca and red beans, with thousands of hectares of cultivated land lost due to flooding.

 

 

 

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