Severe weather has been affecting the island of Hispaniola over the last days, causing floods and major damage both in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Over 4,000 people have been displaced and several communities left isolated. Heavy rainfall hit the region during the last few days of April 2016.

According to Dominican Republic National Meteorological Office (Oficina Nacional de Meteorológia, ONAMET) a significant amount of rain was observed from the 27 April 2016 onwards.

The station of Sabana de Mar, in the north-west Province of Hato Mayor, recorded 257.7 mm in 24 hours on the 28 April 2016. Prolonged and intense rain was recorded in Hispaniola during the following days. FULL REPORT