Dominica: PM Skerrit urges local populace to stay alert amid tropical storm warning

The MET office is actively observing the situation and will continue to provide further updates to readers on any further developments

Roseau, Dominica: Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, urged the Dominican residents to stay alert and pay attention to weather bulletins as the MET office expects a tropical depression or storm could form during the weekend into early next week.

Prime Minister Skerrit underlined that disaster management of the Commonwealth of Dominica had issued a weather alert for the upcoming week, from October 16 to 21.

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The purpose of this alert was to inform the locals of the impending storm. The disaster management division urges the island’s population to remain vigilant and be prepared for any potential storms this weekend.

The MET office is actively observing the situation and will continue to provide further updates to readers on any further developments. Minister Skeritt also cautioned Dominican residents to pay attention to weather reports and remain vigilant.

The low-pressure area in the region is expected to turn into a tropical storm over the weekend and move westwards towards the Lesser Antilles. The storm is anticipated to affect the island chain from Wednesday, October 18, to Friday, October 20 2023.

The Disaster Management office also advised the local populace to store enough supplies for this week and collect necessary equipment for protection.

As the festive week approaches, the public and organizers must schedule the programmes prioritizing safety and keep a daily check on weather updates to prevent trouble.

Further information can be accessed at www. weather.gov.dm for the latest up-to-date weather details. To learn what to do in situations like floods or landslides, visit www.odm.gov.dm.

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The disaster management department urged us to stay alert if heavy rainfall begins this week and reminded the residents to contribute to ensuring personal and community safety.

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