Montserrat Sending Team to Support Dominica Crisis
BRADES – Plans are underway to send a team from Montserrat to support the ongoing crisis in Dominica.
Following last week’s disaster from flooding due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, the Government of Montserrat is said to be discussing sending a team comprising Royal Montserrat Defence Force, Royal Montserrat Police Service and other civil servants to Dominica later this week.
Already enroute to support the Dominica Emergency Operations Centre at the request of Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency ((CDEMA) is Director of the DMCA Billy Darroux.
Meanwhile, the DMCA office on Yellow Hill Road in St. John’s is to serve as the staging post for delivering any dried goods and other supplies that have been identified by the Dominica Government as urgent. The office number there is 664-491-7200.
Also still to be finalised is the use of the ferry to carry response teams, supplies and airline passengers left stranded by the destruction at the Dominican airport.
Meanwhile in Dominica residents of Petite Savanne, the hardest hit community have been asked to evacuate with immediate effect. According to Dominica News Online, those assisting in transporting food and water by boat to the community have been told they should cease doing so immediately.
Helicopters from friendly countries have been increased to assist in the evacuation. Children and the elderly will be evacuated first.