Flooding in the Dominican Republic, November 2016

Donations to Help DR Flood Victims Accepted in Jackson Square, Online

Devastating floods have hit the Dominican Republic. JP, home to a high number of Dominican families and businesses, is a collection point for donations to aid the recovery. Physical donations of canned food, diapers and shoes are being accepted at 225 Centre St., at the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, through 2 p.m. Sunday. You may also donate online via UnidosConRD. Here's how.

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Photos: Storm Knocks Down Trees, Shutting Down Roads, Destroying Property

A quick thunderstorm rolled through the Greater Boston area Monday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m., leaving quite a bit of destruction in its wake in Jamaica Plain. Here are just some of the photos that folks on Twitter shared of storm damage, indicating fallen tree limbs and downed wires around the neighborhood. And the city was quick to get on removing downed trees.  

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A Towering Tree Topples on Tower Street

A large tree splintered and fell Tuesday morning across the street from Forest Hills station in Jamaica Plain. John Godfrey posted the above photo on Twitter Tuesday morning. "My girlfriend heard a huge crack when it fell," Godfrey told Jamaica Plain News. "Somehow, no cars got hit, even the street is always busy." Godfrey believes a nearby home may have suffered minor damage, "but nothing terrible.

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White Stuff on Green Street

The snow is coming down hard in Jamaica Plain as of 6 p.m., but the MBTA is running, and a T worker is doing his part to keep the sidewalk clear around the Green Street station. Forecasters say that Boston could get 2 to 4 inches in this storm.

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