Dominica Set Back 20 Years by ERIKA: PM
Posted by feww on August 30, 2015
Deadly tropical storm ERIKA, devastates Dominica, killing at least 20
Tropical storm ERIKA has devastated the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica prompting the prime minister to declare that his country has been set back 20 years.
“The visual damage I saw today, I fear, may have set our development process back by 20 years,” said Skerrit after surveying his storm-ravaged island country, which has a population of only about 75,000.
Flooding and mudslides caused by the storm has claimed at least 20 lives, and the authorities expect the death toll to rise.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit the deadly storm had caused “monumental destruction” to his country including key infrastructure facilities and roads, and that “hundreds of homes around the country have been destroyed or rendered unsafe to occupy,” local media reported.
Skerrit said the that massive damage had been inflicted on key infrastructure facilities and roads, and that “hundreds of homes around the country have been destroyed or rendered unsafe to occupy.”