Dominican Republic - Floods Update (Red Cross, DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 2 May 2017)

As of 1 May, two provinces are in red alert (Duarte, San Cristobal), fourteen in yellow alert and eight in green alert for possible flooding.

More than one million people are affected, according to Red Cross. 77 communities are isolated, 14 090 people are sheltered by family members or neighbours and 214 people are in official shelters.

Due to the recurrence of several weather systems, the accumulated impact of the rains is of concern. In total, more than 10 000 houses have been affected since the beginning of the rains.