Hurricane Irma is flooding parts of the Dominican Republic as it roars by just off the northern coast of the island it shares with Haiti.
Officials said about 500 tourists in the Bavaro-Punta Cana area were moved to more secure shelters just ahead of the Category 5 storm.
Civil Defense Director Rafael Carrasco says a landslide in the Samana Peninsula affected eight houses and more than 2,500 people have been evacuated.
Punta Cana airport has reopened after being closed for several hours.
Haiti's northern coast will be next, but Irma's stronger winds have yet to reach that side of the island of Hispaniola.
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