It turns out Tropical Storm Emily was no match for the Dominican Republic! Less than 24 hours after Tropical Storm Emily came into contact with our beloved island of Hispaniola she has been downgraded from a Tropical Storm to a Tropical Depression – the Dominican Republic’s mountainous regions broke up her ‘organisation.’
Poor Emily! The National Hurricane Center is now referring to her as “the remnants of Emily” and a mere “trough of low pressure”, but is quick to add “heavy rains continue over Hispaniola” – thanks we had noticed!
So what does this mean for the Casa de Campo, La Romana and the Dominican Republic?
• The government of the Dominican Republic has discontinued the ‘Tropical Storm Watch/Warning’
• Maximum sustained winds are now only 35mph / 55kph
• RAIN – yep these so called ‘remnants of Emily’ are still capable of produced large quantities of rain. 6-12 inches of rainfall is expected in the Dominican Republic, whilst some unlucky areas could receive up to 20 inches!
So in summary…..
The good news is: It will be less windy and storm-like, which means that if you’re in Casa de Campo and you want to go out and about you can – just don’t forget to take an umbrella with you!!
The bad news is: It is still going to rain
For the MOST up-to-date information, follow the storm using the following websites:
www.nhc.noaa.gov – The National Hurricane Centre
www.weather.com – The Weather Channel
Stormpulse.com – Great storm tracking device, when you use this one go to the top right hand corner and click ‘clouds – on’ so you can see the clouds!
ONAMET.gov.do – the Dominican Republic’s official weather warning people (this one is in Spanish)
This article was written by Rebecca Hughes, editor of Casa de Campo Living and Casa de Campo’s entertainment specialist!
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