Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of August have been declared national days of prayer

The village of Petite Savanne was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika

The Government of Dominica has declared Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28, 2016 asNational Days of Prayer and Thanksgivingto mark the first anniversary of the passing of Tropical Storm Erika.

As a lead-in to the two NationalDays ofPrayer and Thanksgiving, Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit will deliver an address to the nation on Friday August 26, 2016, one year after the deadliest natural disastersince Hurricane David in 1979.

On August 27, 2015, Tropical Storm Erika dumped an average 17.83 inches of rain on Dominica triggering flooding and mudslides that left thirty-one (31) people dead, thousands more displaced and causing over $EC1 billion in damage.