The season is during June-Nov, usually, we have less than 15 hurricanes. And a small % of these hurricanes actually hit the island. The last one with a major impact was 20 years ago. The recent, Maria, didn’t cause big damage, and "Jane" in 2005 did flood and knock down trees. But no major damages either.


Tropical storms and hurricanes are a serious concern for those living in the Caribbean. These storms can cause important damage and injury and are a threat that is not to be taken lightly.


The main hurricane season is from June to November, with peak times from late August to the end of September. The last hurricane that hit the country was Hurricane Sandy in 2014. 


Generally, you will find out if a tropical storm is approaching via different news media. However, make sure to make your home “disaster ready” and to have a “disaster kit” with plenty of canned food and water.

The good news is that 90% of all buildings in the country are completely storm-resistant. In comparison to other Caribbean countries, the Dominican Republic is often much less impacted because of two reasons. The “Mona Passage” and its cold water decreasing the strength and the highest mountain of the Caribbean “El Pico Duarte” pushing the storms away from the coast.


Finally, if it did happen, the building requirements are solid enough to withstand major hurricanes. And you can always ensure your property.



If you own a boat, the safest place is Los Haitises, which takes less than 7 hours with a sailboat to get there.