Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has taken the decision to “shut down” the country on Wednesday, August 22, as the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac looms.

However he has said that all emergency personnel and security officers should report to work.

“I want people to remain safe and stay in doors as we brace for the storm,” PM Skerrit said on Kairi FM adding that he came to the decision based on advice of officials from the Office of Disaster Management and the Meteorological Office.

At 8 pm, the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 15.5 north, longitude 54.9 west or about 430 miles or 690 km east of Dominica.