Sunday, 14th July 2024

TS Dorian watch for Dominica has been discontinued, flood watch in effect till 6 pm

All public servants to go home immediately following flood watch

Sunday, 7th July 2024

Tropical Storm Dorian continued to move north-westward away from the island chain, including Dominica. Unstable conditions associated with Dorian are however projected to linger across Dominica during the next 6 to 12 hours. The forecast is for scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms during this afternoon into tonight. Following the same, Prime Minister after the cabinet meeting announced to all public servants to go home as there will be risk of floods in some parts of the island.

Preliminary rainfall amounts of near 4 inches or 100mm has been reported over sections of the island. Due to the anticipation for additional shower activity, isolated cases of flash flooding and landslides are therefore possible. A flash flood watch is now in effect until 6 pm this evening.

Small craft operators and other sea users are advised to continue to exercise during this afternoon and the small craft warning will be discontinued at 6 pm. In addition to this, Prime Minister of Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit held a press briefing in this regard.

Addressing the nation, Prime Minister said, “We have been monitoring the TS Dorian particularly rain and it will continue till 4 PM, there is also possibility of floods in the areas. Therefore, the cabinet has decided that all public servants to go home immediately and urged the private sector the same.”