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Helping hand for all


Barry Alleyne in Roseau, Dominica

Helping hand for all

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NO ONE in Dominica will be left behind. Not any children, adults, the elderly, or even those who have already perished.

That’s the word from the Roosevelt Skerrit government, as the island continues to grapple with impassable roads, mountainous terrain, immovable debris and a lack of human resources in the wake of the severe battering dished out by Tropical Storm Erika last Thursday.

The storm lashed Dominica for six hours, sending down 15 inches of rain which triggered flash floods that have so far taken 22 lives. That total could still rise, since 12 people remain missing.

“It is a hard task but we will keep trying to get people to safety as we wait for more search and rescue teams to arrive,” the country’s Chief Information Officer, Mervin Paul, told the DAILY NATION yesterday.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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