East Coast Trough Impact-November 8, 2022
A trough system affected Dominica on Saturday night into Sunday November 6 2022 producing
heavy rainfall over the east coast communities from Wesley to La Plaine. Some locations
recorded rainfall amounts in excess of 13 inches or (330mm).
This high rainfall amount resulted in flooding and over 50 landslides along the east coast.
Unfortunately, one death is confirmed.
Electricity and water services have been disrupted, but are being restored.
Restoration of access is of priority and will be restored today in most areas. Clean-up efforts are
scheduled to be completed by this weekend. However, more time will be required for
restoration in the Petite Soufriere area given the extent of the impact.
The public is being reminded to remain vigilant even as we approach the official end of the
Atlantic Hurricane Season as troughs usually affect Dominica during this time of the year.