It is a fact of life that hurricanes in the Dominican Republic have occasionally caused problems for locals and visitors alike. Whilst you should not get too uptight about them "forewarned is forearmed" and we propose a few commonsense measures to consider should you be visiting the Dominican Republic at the time of some of these strong winds.
The Dominican Republic has periodically suffered at the hands of hurricanes of various names since the time that the meteorological authorities began to christen them...and well before.
Hurricanes in the Dominican Republic naturally occur during the so-called 'Hurricane season', which runs from June through December – which means that it includes the peak summer months – when many tourists and travelers are on the Island of Hispaniola. It is generally the case that the worst of the storms are experienced in September, October and November.
Indeed Hurricanes in the Dominican Republic, for Dominicans themselves are simply seen as a fact of life – and generally taken in their stride. You just 'batten down' your belongings, you stay indoors and you take a 'siesta' whilst it all blows over...then you go out and clean up the mess, do any necessary repairs, and all goes on as normal!
Not - Gone with the wind!
However – for those less experienced in dealing with such weather extremes – if you are unfortunate to be one of the small percentage of visitors vacationing in the Dominican Republic when a hurricane hits, here are a few do’s and don’ts to consider:
Take a quick peek at some video footage filmed by visitors to the Dominican Republic who had first-hand oportunity to experience hurricanes. Just click once to view here on site:
Hurricane Maria made landfall in the DR in 2017...