In the Dominican Republic, a landslide that occurred due to heavy rain resulted in the deaths of at least 21 people over the weekend. The Emergency Operations Center (COE) reported that thousands of people were forced from their homes as a result of the flooding caused by the rain.
The landslide took place in Santo Domingo, killing three children and nine people. President Luis Abinader described it as “the biggest rain event in the country’s history,” and announced that classes in schools would be suspended until Wednesday to ensure the safety of students and teachers. The US embassy stated that the rain, which is being caused by a tropical cyclone, is expected to continue in parts of the country on Monday. Most of the 32 provinces in the country are still under red and yellow weather alerts.
Among those killed were four American citizens and three from neighboring Haiti, according to AFP news agency.