Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that all schools in Dominica will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday.

The announcement came at a meeting of the National Planning and Emergency Organization (NEPO) on Tuesday afternoon as Dominica, now under a hurricane watch, prepares to deal with the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac which, according to weather forecasters, could become a hurricane again before it reaches the island early Thursday morning.

“We will close the schools tomorrow because we want to take precautionary measures. We expect rain tomorrow and I have been advised based on the weather reports that during this storm, we expect up to 10 inches of rain in the country and we do not want to have a situation where we allow our students to come in for an hour, two hours and have to rush them back to their homes,” the prime minister stated.

However, no such decision was taken with regard to work and all employees, according to NEPO officials, are expected to report to work tomorrow.