Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said that the immediate focus of the government following the devastating passage of Tropical Storm Erika, is on search and rescue efforts in the Petite Savanne area.
“All efforts are being placed on every person who’s missing,” the Prime Minister, who returned by helicopter from St. Lucia yesterday evening, said in a live statement on DBS Radio.
There have been reports of numerous landslides in the Petite Savanne area with several people reported missing, others hurt and requiring medical attention.
Meanwhile, the bodies of an elderly man and his two granddaughters from Good Hope who also went missing yesterday were recovered near the bus stop in the village.
In addition to the loss of life, significant infrastructural damage was reported in several areas of the country.