Flooding in the Puerto Plata Area
By Julius Ariail
Posted November 18, 2016
To see an album of Deacon Lourdes’ photographs of the flooding damage, click here.
A set of heartbreaking photographs has just come in from the Rev. Deacon Lourdes Zaya, stationed in the Puerto Plata area of the north central coast of the Dominican Republic which has recently experienced heavy rains and flooding. These photographs show flooding damage to homes of members of the Episcopal congregations there.
Deacon Lourdes writes to Bishop Holguín about the situation (translated from the original Spanish):
Thank God Puerto Plata is recovering from so much water. Many homes were flooded with loss of contents (beds, sheets, mosquito nets, clothes, refrigerators, televisions, stoves, washing machines etc.) The furnishings were lost, but people are safe. Some houses were damaged and others were destroyed, I am enclosing photographs so you can have an idea of the situation.
The Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic is collecting donations of funds and replacement items from congregations all over the country to assist in the recovery from these floods. If you would like to help with this, you can make a secure donation to “Flood Relief” through the DDG’s website, here: http://dominicandevelopmentgroup.org/donate/
100% of your donation will be go directly to the Diocese of the Dominican Republic via electronic transfer. Thank you for your help!