Civil Defense activates 2,744 shelters and prepares for preventive evacuations.

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As part of the measures adopted to deal with the effects of the Franklin storm in the Dominican Republic, the Red Cross activated the 2,744 shelters that it has available nationwide and is preparing to carry out preventive evacuations.

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Delfín Rodríguez, director of that relief agency, reported that they began the loudspeaker in vulnerable areas to alert about the dangers that the passage through the territory of the Franklin storm may entail, which, since Monday night, has been causing rain in several provinces of the country and that forced the declaration of red alert in 24 areas and yellow in the other eight.

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He also said that they have arranged for military personnel to proceed to evacuate people who resist leaving their homes, but it has not been necessary to initiate evacuations.

Until Tuesday morning, the storm remained about 400 kilometers south of Santo Domingo, with winds of 85 kilometers per hour and a travel speed of 11 kilometers per hour.

Due to its effects, cumulative rainfall of 300 millimeters of water is expected, so the Emergency Operations Center (COE) insists on calling the population to pay attention to the information issued in follow-up to the storm.

Given the emergency, the list of available shelters by province is made available to the readers of this newspaper, with information on the location and contact they can call in case of need.

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