Hurricane Irma Update: Exclusive Aerial Photos of the Aftermath in The Dominican Republic

Hurricane Irma Update: Exclusive Aerial Photos of the Aftermath in The Dominican Republic

These are exclusive aerial photos that Dominicanos USA just received. You can zoom in on the photos to see the impact of the hurricane on the northern coast of the island. There has been some damage to these coastal areas, including beach erosion, but we largely dodge the worst of the storm.

If you have family or loved ones on the island, especially in places like Puerto Plata, Nagua, Samana or other places in the direct path of the hurricane, this could be an opportunity to see what the situation actually looks like. The main roads are clear, boats are docked, tin roofs are intact, but of course, we are still concerned for those who were affected by the storm.

DUSA has been coordinating with Congressman Adriano Espaillat’s office in monitoring Irma’s impact in the DR. We’d like to thank the Congressman for playing a critical role in the crisis response efforts. We will continue to provide support and information, however possible, to those affected by Hurrican Irma in the Dominican Republic and throughout the region. Please check here for more info.

 

Join DUSA on March 31, 2017 As We Honor 1938 Sanctuary of Jewish Refugees in The Dominican Republic

Join DUSA on March 31, 2017 As We Honor 1938 Sanctuary of Jewish Refugees in The Dominican Republic

On Friday, March 31, 2017, the Office of the Dean for Community Relations at Hostos Community College (CUNY) will host a reception and program that will honor individuals who have contributed to research findings or projects associated with the 1938 Jewish migration to Sosúa, Dominican Republic. Honorees include DUSA Board Member Dr. Ramona Hernández, Dominican Consul Carlos Castillo, and Congressman Adriano Espaillat. The event is sponsored by the Dominican Studies Association, Dominicanos USA, American Jewish Committee (AJC), and the City University of New York. Please RSVP by phone at (718) 664-2752 or email at agreyes@hostos.cuny.edu. More information about the event can be found in the flyer below: