Dominica PM Roosevelt Skerrit visits flood affected areas of Castle Bruce, promises to provide support
Dominica PM Roosevelt Skerrit visits flood affected areas of Castle Bruce, promises to provide support

Dominica: Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica – Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, recently surveyed the flood-affected areas of the Castle Bruce constituency. During his tour, he also met with the residents of the area and assured his full support and assistance towards them.

The tour of the constituency was scheduled following the rough weather and constant heavy rainfall. Prime Minister Skerrit also asked the authorities of the constituency to assess the loss of the locals and urged them to make sure that support is provided to the residents, especially the farmers of the region who lost their livestock and crops.

While updating about the tour and meeting with the people, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit stated, “Recently, I led a tour of Castle Bruce’s flood affected areas and had a meeting with residents on Monday. Following the recent heavy rains, I assured to provide support and care to the residents. As part of our response and after a full assessment of losses, the Government will support farmers whose crops and livestock were washed away.”

Furthermore, he highlighted that the roadways would be clean and clear as the efforts are underway and the access from the Calixte Bridge has been restored. The Public Works Ministry will soon begin the repair of the bridge as well as take corrective action to decrease the risk of future flooding in the respective area.

The Technical Services Division of the Ministry of Public Works earlier informed that the approach to the Calixte Bridge in Castle Bruce was washed away after torrential rainfall over the past three days. The Public Works and the Digital Economy Minister, Cassanni Laville, Consultant Engineer Kendell Johnson and the Contractors met at Castle Bruce to examine the preparations to repair the Calixte Bridge.

On Tuesday evening, the water supply was restored by DOWASCO to the community after extensive damage to the intake, according to the update shared by the PM.