Sunday November 2 it started to rain and with minor interruptions that went through until Tuesday November 4.
The water came pouring down.
In Islabón and Puerto Plata hundreds of homes were inundated.
The rivers on the north coast like the Yaque del Norte and Rio de Camú could not process the water masses and burst their banks.
Normally it also goes wrong with the Sosúa river.
In previous tropical rain showers this river also has burst its banks several times and thereby inundated many cottages alongside the river shore.
This time Mayor Ilana Neumann wanted to prevent this and set the firm 'Tractor Del Norte' to work.
This company put all its staff and machinery to work to remove everything from the Sosúa river so the water could flow through without any problem.
They started Sunday afternoon and at 12 o'clock at night the job was done.
Mayor prevents flooding
Tractor Del Norte had been previously engaged to ensure the free passage of the river water in different riverbeds.
They have cleared the river Sosúa in Sosúa Abajo and El Tablón and its tributaries in Los Castillos and Loma Bajita from tons of garbage.
Thanks to the alert intervention of Mayor Ilana Neumann and with the help of Tractor Del Norte, Sosúa, despite the heavy rains, was not harmed by severe flooding.
Pastor Bernardo Vásquez of the parish in Charamicos has announced for Thursday 27 November a protest march to demand once again the promised construction of a public hospital.
The protest march starts in the early morning in Charamicos and ends on the baseball field in the neighborhood La Unión.
La Unión is located near the Gregorio Luperón International Airport.
The priest called on all citizens of Sosúa to participate in the parade with banners and posters.
Un hospital para Sosúa
There has already gone a delegation from Sosúa to the minister in Santo Domingo.
The delegation members were received with all the respect and they were told that the construction of the hospital will start soon.
The result was that they never heard anything about it.
At least for 20 years the residents of Sosúa have requested for a public hospital.
Every time during election time presidential candidates make the same promises that the construction of the hospital will start soon.
Enough is enough and now under the inspiring leadership of Father Bernardo Vásquez, a stream of protests are supposed to follow.
Upcoming Thursday, November 27th the protest march is the start of number of other protests.
Information: Félix Corona
(Press officer municipality of Sosúa)