Damage Update on Various Parts of Dominica Following the Destructive Force of Hurricane Maria

Dominica's Minister of Tourism, Robert Tonge, presented an update on the situation in Dominica in the early hours of Thursday, September 21st.

Damage Update on Various Parts of Dominica Following the Destructive Force of Hurricane Maria

Dominica's Minister of Tourism, Robert Tonge, presented an update on the situation in Dominica in the early hours of Thursday, September 21st.

Dominica's Minister of Tourism, Robert Tonge, presented an update on the situation in Dominica in the early hours of Thursday, September 21st.

He lays out how the various communities have been affected.

Also, the Prime Minister’s of Dominica's Principal Advisor Hartley Henry, has informed that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerritt will be airlifted to Antigua this morning from where he will deliver an address from the studios of ABS television at 11:30AM Eastern Caribbean Time  or 4:30PM in the UK

See below areas and the impact from Hurricane Maria:

Roseau: Severe flooding and heavy damage throughout the city. No fatalities reported. The hospital and community centre lost their roofs. Kings Hill badly damaged, with nearly all roofs gone. All roofs gone from the hospital (in Goodwill) east to St. Aromant. Windsor Park to be used as a landing site for helicopters in the morning.

Laudat: No information.

Morne Prosper: One fatality.

Morne Daniel: Houses damaged.

Canefield: Airport inoperable. Severe damage to areas of town nearest the airport.

Massacre: Lost roofs.

Mahaut: 95% of roofs gone.

Layou: "Took a beating", presumably to flooding from the Layou River. The bridges are out.

St. Joseph: "Not so bad"

Mero: No information.

Salisbury: Houses lost roofs.

Morne Raquette: No information
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Coulibistrie: Minimal wind damage but severe flooding from Coulibistrie River, at a higher level than in TS Erika.

Colihaut: No communications with police station. Minimal wind damage but severe flooding from Colihaut River.

Picard: All Ross students who stayed on campus accounted for. Minimal damage to campus, some roofs off in surrounding area.

Portsmouth: 95% of roofs gone.

Tanetane, Penville: No information.

Vieille Case: Police station destroyed.

Dos d'Ane: One fatality, 5 missing.

Bense, Calibishie, Woodford Hill: No information.

Wesley: Town very badly damaged.

Marigot: Airport surprisingly clear and may be operational within days. Town very badly damaged. No communications with police station.

Atkinson: Severe damage.

Bataka, Monkey Hill, Salibia, Gaulette, Sineku, Castle Bruce, Good Hope, Petite Soufriere:
No information.

Rosalie, Morne Jaune: No information, presumed very badly damaged or destroyed.