Dominica PM Roosevelt Skerrit asks public to stay safe and updated amid TS Fiona threat
Dominica PM Roosevelt Skerrit asks public to stay safe and updated amid TS Fiona threat

Dominica: Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister, has asked the general public of the Commonwealth of Dominica to stay safe as well as updates amid the threat of Tropical Storm Fiona looming around.

Prime Minister Skerrit mentioned, “Good morning to all citizens and residents. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Commonwealth of #Dominica. During this period, I urge everyone to be vigilant and safe as we closely monitor the situation. Please remain connected to local media for updates.”

The statement was released by the Head of State of the country after the weather experts warned the Caribbean region against the Tropical Storm.

As per the latest update, Tropical Storm Fiona will cause flooding, rainfall and strong wind gusts in the northeastern Caribbean, and it might become a Category I Hurricane near Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

After realising the threat of the Tropical Storm, the ministry of health of Dominica released a list of “What Should You Do During a Flood?” and stated,

Remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

How to Stay Safe Indoors
• Turn off the power and water if instructed to do so by local authorities.
• Boil tap water unless water sources have been declared safe.
• Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated.
• Continue listening to local area media for the latest updates.
• Avoid using gas or electrical appliances.
• Try to dispose of any food that comes into contact with flood water.

How to Stay Safe Outdoors
• Avoid walking, swimming or driving through floodwater.
• Move to the higher grounds if caught on a flooded road with rapidly rising waters. Also, get out of the car quickly.
• Avoid going on beaches or riverbanks.
• Ask your children to play at home and avoid going in or near flood water.
• Stay away from downed utility wires. As electric currents can travel through water, electrocution can be a serious danger.