The many messages received from readers after the catastrophe that destroyed the Fisherman's Village last week and their solidarity demonstrate how important this small set of establishments was, for tourists and for residents.
The support provided comes from everywhere, from all countries. For example a retired American firefighter who lives in Nagua contacted us. He offered to come to Las Terrenas to check the truck, to find connectors for the hoses so that they can be used and even ship in a floating pump to add equipment to the fire department.
Initiatives emerge and everyone does what they can to try to respond to the needs as soon as possible, while the Fishemen’s Village is being rebuilt.
Of course, it will not be as before, and we can’t wait to see the plans designed by the Ministry of Tourism’s architects.
Last week, surveyors measured the land. The area was also cleared and fenced.
The common infrastructure will be improved, including the treatment of sewage, electrical circuits and gas distribution.
Las Terrenas Live, & Jeremy, 15.05.12, 3.30 p.m.
Fire destroys Fishermen's Village…
The Fishermen's Village, before the fire…
Solidarity for Fishermen’s Village, a support chain
Concerning fire and equipment. adapters can be bought to attach to the american pump there by changing inches to mm or cm.adapters can also be added to hydrants to convert them to mm, cm what ever is needed.this will save a lot of money. If possible buy a water tanker which can syphon water from source and then transport it to where the pumper is (fire truck) there are many papers which sell second hand equipment even on the internet. My wife and i visit Las Terrenas every year , its beautiful and worth protecting. Dont forget you have a lot of resorts near by which need to be protected also. Best of luck.
Michael Toohy retired Captain - Montreal - 17-05-12
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