The Fibernetics Call Centre in the Dominican Republic plans to be open all weekend, however, a red alert has been issued for the north coast so you never know how the day or weekend may develop. Schools there are closed today, so some of our employees are struggling with childcare, etc. similar to what would be a bad snow day here.
Update – red alert extended to whole country
Santo Domingo.- The Emergency Operations Center (COE) issued red alerts for the whole country in preparation for the arrival of tropical storm Erika. At a press conference held at the National Palace Thursday, the emergency organizations said that the initial effects of the storm should be felt at around 2:00 p.m. Friday.
According to the National Meteorological Center (Onamet) director, Gloria Ceballos, Erika is expected to bring between 100 and 130 mm of rainfall per square meter, especially in the eastern and northeastern regions, and that rains are forecast to continue until Sunday.
The Civil Defense has more than eight thousand volunteers on standby to assist the public, according to its director, General Rafael de Luna Pichirilo, who added that some preventive evacuations would be carried out in some flood-prone areas. Some of these include the provinces of María Trinidad Sánchez and Santo Domingo.
He also called on citizens to reinforce their homes and only go out if absolutely necessary.
Due to the storm, there may be call centre interruptions or slow downs over the weekend, and we apologize for the inconvenience. That said all of our thoughts are with our teammates and their families in the FCC.
Stay safe everyone!