Hurricane Tomas affects Dominican Republic, hits Haiti
Updated: November 5, 2010
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The CFCA project in Santo Domingo has received news of damage in two CFCA communities from Hurricane Tomas.
Nelson Figueroa, Santo Domingo project coordinator, reported that the storm caused flooding in the country’s southern region, which includes CFCA communities in and around Santo Domingo, San Cristobal, Los Cacaos, Barahona, Paraiso and Duverge.
The Manganagua community in Santo Domingo and Los Cacaos community in San Cristobal were particularly affected, Figueroa wrote.
The storm, now upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, pummeled Haiti on Nov. 5. A Friday report from CNN said that Tomas may pour up to 15 inches of rain on Haiti, with reports of fallen trees and destroyed houses. The downpour could also trigger landslides and flooding.
The CFCA staff will continue to send updates as they receive more information.
CFCA’s Haitian project in Ferrier was also affected by Hurricane Tomas. See related story.
CFCA serves more than 5,300 children, youth and aging members in the Dominican Republic and more than 700 members in Haiti.