Dominican Republic: Hurricane Matthew Situation Report N.01 5 October 2016

from UN Country Team in Dominican Republic
Published on 05 Oct 2016


  • The passing of Hurricane Matthew has brought heavy downpours over the majority of the Dominican territory, causing important bodies of water to flood certain areas in the provinces of Santo Domingo, Monte Plata, San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, San Cristobal, Peravia, San Jose de Ocoa, Azua, San Juan, Barahona, Bahoruco, Pedernales, Independencia, Monsenor Nouel and La Vega.

  • The Center for Emergency Operations (COE in Spanish) has declared 31 provinces under alert, including the National District, due to threats of sudden flooding and potential mudslides in rural and urban areas.

  • 4 people have been reported deceased in Santo Domingo, three of them were underage. 28 people have been rescued in the provinces of Santo Domingo and San Cristobal.

  • At the moment, 25,384 people have been evacuated as a preventative measure in the 22 provinces under red alert. 1,508 people are staying in official emergency shelters, scattered around 14 provinces.

  • According to the IVACC reported by SIUBEN, of the 21 provinces on red alert, there are 10 municipalities concentrated 62,140 people who have a high vulnerability index, the precarious housing materials, proximity to sources of danger of collapse or floods and shortages of income received by these families.

  • In these 10 municipalities, 47.674 people were categorized by the SIUBEN in extreme poverty. There are also: 6,883 infants under 5 years (3,555 girls and 3,328 boys), 16,150 minors between 6 and 14 years (47.9% females), 7,555 adults age 65 and 1,458 people with disabilities. (See table below).

25,3854 Displaced persons
1,508 People in official emergency shelters
4 Deceased people
31 Out of reach communities
1,263 Damaged houses
25 Destroyed houses