As you may already know, during the weekend hurricane "Ike" hit the northern part of Dominican Republic. Our office in Santo Domingo informed us that the hurricane has caused high swells and strong winds that have beaten the coastline from Samaná to Monte Cristi. There are various hotels located in these areas, Puerto Plata being a major tourist destination.
No major damages are expected on the southern and eastern parts of the country, except those places on the coast battered by high ocean waves due to the heavy rain.
As for public safety measures, authorities have evacuated the people in critical or more vulnerable areas, declaring a red alert in the north zone because of the tropical cyclone.
Our contingency plan has been activated for the Dominican Republic, and there are 4 Adjusters available, in case you need to report any matter, you can reach us at our Call Center by dialing the following local toll free number: 1-888-751-8884 or from outside +1-888-777-3064.
As hurricane Ike continues its path along the Caribbean, it is not likely that Ike will hit Cancun or the Yucatan Peninsula, where a great number of hotels are located.
We will issue an additional bulletin if necessary. However, should you have any further question in relation to this hurricane perspective, please do not hesitate to contact us or check the periodic advisories issued by the National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov