ODM Statement October 10, 2021

Statement on Weather Situation October 10, 2021

The Office of Disaster management is advising the public to remain alert and be cautious as they go about activities during today and into early Monday.

The Met Office has issued a Flood Warning for Dominica as of 9am Sunday October 10, 2021 due to trough system that is producing heavy shower and thunderstorm activity across the island.

The ODM and the Disaster Committee teams have been monitoring conditions across the island. During this morning several waterways were observed experiencing rising water levels while a few have already overflowed their banks.

The occurrence of landslides and rock falls are highly possible during this time. Persons should therefore be alert in vulnerable areas including under cliffs and in hilly areas.

The Ministry of Public Works and their team have prepositioned heavy equipment to clear blocked roads and to maintain access where necessary.

Several videos are circulating on social media of persons sightseeing, placing themselves in harm’s way.

Be reminded that:

  • You must resist the urge to go sightseeing
  • Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters
  • Be alert in landslide and rock fall hotspots

The ODM will continue to monitor and provide necessary updates.