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- Made it Through!
  • By Mike Bryant <puntacanamike at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 16:31:05 -0400
I meant to post this earlier, but just got the internet back a few hours ago.

It was quite a night, which I spent most of with both eyes wide open. The barometer dropped to 983hPa at it's lowest point. Once day broke I could assess the damages. In my community, mainly landscaping moved about, plus solar panels sitting in the road.

We did an early morning drive from the airport area to bavaro without issue. The most damage was to billboards (which there are way too many of) and some trees. All in all the community weathered the storm well.

On the other hand, some resorts are feeling the pain of building exposed to the ocean. 

I did a followup drive around the region and found most in order and getting back to normal. Power was restored yesterday at 3pm and I got internet back today at noon. All in all...we fared quite well. Kudos to CEPM and Claro, as well as municipal workers for getting us back on track so quickly.


Mike Bryant
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- Catastrophic damage East Region
  • By Guillermo Serra <gaquiles at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 12:02:41 -0400
Thinking of everyone located in the Eastern Region of our country, the images 
I’m seeing are difficult to observe. 

I am reporting from Santo Domingo, so far rain comes and goes, no big deal of 
wind here, we are in general OK, but from La Romana to La Altagracia, things 
are different. Plenty of trees and power lines are down, and damage to the 
infrastructure especially houses with poor construction materials. 

Power is out in many areas over there, and this goes on, as the eye is moving 
over El Seibo and Hato Mayor provinces, and later today it will be over the 
Samaná peninsula.

Stay tuned...

Guillermo Serra

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- Fwd: Hurrican Fiona make landfall in DR
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 02:01:43 -1000

From: Teresia de Rosario 
Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 1:57 AM
Subject: Hurrican Fiona make landfall in DR
To: <gert at vandijken.com>

Yesterday we had some short bursts of heavy rains here in Sosúa, Cabarete area.
Fiona made landfall this early morning in the province of Altagracia. 
Now there is heavy rain and moderate wind from time to time.
I got reports from the Duarte area, lots of wind and rain right now. 

From Listin Diario:

People have been evacuated from Villa Esperanza. Broken windows and bout 20 sectors are without electricity.

Four areas flooded and at least 26 houses were without roofs area de Bávaro with surroundings.

Veron, Cabeza de Toro, Macao, and Pueblo Bávaro trees are down, and some have been removed. 

Take care, everyone!

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Teresia Rosario
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- Fiona!
  • By Guillermo Serra <gaquiles at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 23:27:50 -0400
Good evening folks,

So, Fiona should be making landfall in the easternmost part of DR (La Altagracia province), later tonight or in the early hours. Frankly, this forecast has been driving me off, as we were giving up the idea of a landfall in Boca Chica just two days ago (as far as I can remember), as it was forecasted to cross the Mona Passage and continue north.

I’ve been following the reports of hurricane chaser Josh Morgerman, who is lodged in the town of Boca De Yuma, just above the National Park of the southern tip of La Altagracia province ( at iCyclone) and I can tell that over there is drastically different from what we are experience here in the Nation’s Capital, in fact, just as I’m typing, it has started to rain, but few moments ago I was out and weather was calm, very warm and partly cloudy. I suggest y’all to follow his tweets, as he is as close as it can get for sure.

We should however get the worst from Fiona in a few hours, tomorrow everything will be closed by executive decree.

Stay tuned...

Guillermo A. Serra
Santo Domingo, D. N.

- We are officially part of the storm.
  • By Mike Bryant <puntacanamike at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 16:33:37 -0400
Over the past hour winds have increased considerably. Solid overcast with very isolated short bursts of precipitation. The barometer has been falling about 1 point an hour through the day.
I made a last minute beer run to Nacional near the airport. I was expecting empty shelves, at least when it came to beer, but much to my surprise, the store remains very well stocked with everything. It was a normal day in the supermarket. No long lines...no looks of concern, just an easy island pace.

Spent the morning cleaning up the yard and moving the motorcycle to a more secure location than in the driveway. Nothing left to do, but sip on some cold Bohemias, watch a little sports and wait for the main event!

PuntCana Mike
Mike Bryant
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- Watching and Waiting
  • By Mike Bryant <puntacanamike at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 13:17:09 -0400
Fiona is a friend of mine back in Canada. Every time I look at the storm, I think of her. It is probably the same with other named storms for many of you! LOL

Contrary to a previous post, the effects being felt currently in Punta Cana have nothing to do with Fiona, but that of a small wave to the southwest of us, that is leaving a narrow band of thunder rumbles and quick showers.

I have been comparing the 3 models on windy.com and it seems they are now all in agreement, that this weekend and the beginning of next week are going to be very wet. We are in an area where even a brief 15 minute downpour causes roads to flood. I can only imagine the areas of Los Corales and Cortecito if we even get the "minimum" forecast amount of rainfall. I will have to rename the area as Bahia Cortecito and Lago Corales. Given the rapid build up of the area with condos, and no infastructure to support it, I can see some hardships to those living and working in the area over the next 5 days, as they wade through knee deep standing water. This will show the vulnerability of the local government and investors who have put next to nothing into water management over the past 20 years, yet continue to pave over and build up. Just because it hasn't happened, doesn't mean it won't happen! We have been very lucky for 15 years locally.

Today, I will fill the gas tanks, add a few extra bottles of water and by some "wait it out" food to enjoy as the rains come down.

PuntaCana Mike
Mike Bryant
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- Early Effects of Fiona
  • By Mick Wigal <mfwags22 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 13:23:57 +0000 (UTC)
We're starting to get some effects from Fiona in Punta Cana. There was a brief thunderstorm in the middle of the night last night and it's been gray all day. A downpour just started. I'm appreciative of the rain but they're calling for lots of flooding here in Dominican Republic.

- Rainy Day
  • By Mick Wigal <mfwags22 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2022 21:40:22 +0000 (UTC)
Surprisingly, we're getting a lot of rain from Earl in Punta Cana. Well, a lot compared to how dry it's been this year.  It started getting overcast around 12:00 and we've had off and on heavy showers and a dreary day since. A heat index of 91 is a welcome reprieve from the 105-110 we've had over the last few weeks.

- Typical Late Summer in Punta Cana
  • By Mike Bryant <puntacanamike at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 18:58:18 -0400
For what was supposed to be yet another active year, things are off to a turtles pace start. I can even say we have had a strong thunderstorm this year. A few small ones and some regional downpours, but as summers go, this has been a very sunny one for us.

Looking on windy.com for the week ahead, things appear to be ramping up, with the small chance of a double whammy, although the 2nd system should spin out to mid-ocean.

September is always the month I watch closely and the activity appears to be right on time. Let's hope that the systems forecast for next week don't amount to much other than some needed moisture on the parched ground. 
Mike Bryant
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- Rainy Sunday
  • By Mick Wigal <mfwags22 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2022 11:54:35 +0000 (UTC)
We have a tropical wave passing over Dominican Republic today. Here in Punta Cana we woke up to some shows and thunder in the distance that turned into a downpour for about 45 minutes with lots of lightning. The power went out twice. We had gusts of wind that knocked over some plants but only lasted about a minute.  It's calmed down but there is apparently more on the way.

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