Landslide, flooding in Castle Bruce and environs

A house surrounded by flood waters in Castle Bruce
A house surrounded by flood waters in Castle Bruce

Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce constituency, Johnson Drigo, has urged residents in the area to stay out of harm’s way as landslides and flooding have been reported in  that section of the island due to heavy rains.

“The Fair Trade office has flooded and flooding continues to be one of our major concerns at the moment,” he told DNO on Friday morning. “There is a major landslide near the Emerald Pool area and the road from Castle Bruce to San Sauveur is impassable because of heavy flooding. Some rocks have fallen in San Sauveur which needs  to be cleared.”

He added that there is also a small landslide in the Petite Soufriere area.

“I am asking everyone to please stay indoors and away from the flooding unless they have some sort of emergency,” Drigo said. “Allow the emergency personnel to do their work and stay out of harm’s way.”

Heavy rainfalls have been affecting the island over the past two days which have resulted in water shortages, flooding and landslides in several parts of the island.

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18 Comments

  1. Grand bay
    September 15, 2015

    I speak to the clouds in the name of Jesus Christ to speedily move from over Dominica and to stop causing destruction. I PRAY God’s forgiveness and mercy. I declare that this is the last storm for this season over us in Jesus name. May all what the enemy meant for evil be turned for our good in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. May there not be any more lost of lives, animals or property. Lord we thank You for our country try and we acknowledge You and only You as our Master and Owner in Jesus name.
    2 chronicles 7:14

  2. observant
    April 23, 2013

    lol, wi dominicans not Ee.Ze

  3. labor
    April 20, 2013

    only god knows whats going on i can only presume our negative acts in dominica is taking a toll on us..

  4. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    i am from this area and i am always worried at those times cause my mom leaves in an area which is prone to landslides,may god continue to protect us.

    • Justice and Truth
      April 19, 2013

      Always pray and especially at a time like this.

  5. for true
    April 19, 2013

    They cut all the trees in the interior of the country including Pond casse . Wilshire and others were AGAINST it and complain of the situation to the GOVERNMENT & NATION and nothing this I believe is part of the result. When you CUT TREEES YOU AFFECT THE ENVIRONMENT.

    • Justice and Truth
      April 19, 2013

      This is why the Roseau river is reduced to such little water and looks the way it does. It was once a beautiful river with a lot of water flowing to the sea.
      Of course, there is a price to pay for improvement and progress. Also, when there is a hurricane with obviously high winds, there is always a loss of trees.

    • me
      April 20, 2013

      oh yeah so the trees going to stop the rain from falling then it has nothgin to do with the trees its the amount of rain in such a short period of time that causing all that flooding trees have nothign to do with that cutting trees have to do with water retention in the soil and presevation of our rivers once the soil get saturated by that amount of rain in such a short period of time ofcourse u gonna get flooding cause the water have nowhere else to go

  6. B.E.B
    April 19, 2013

    Will some one please explain to me where in c/bruce this house is situated?

    • April 19, 2013

      this the boxing plant area on your way to tranto,after the playing field in seeque. did you get it now.

    • Anonymous
      April 19, 2013

      Look like d box-in-plant

    • sandw
      April 20, 2013

      This is the Fair Trade building, on the road to Dis Paix (Deepah).

  7. 2
    April 19, 2013

    :-|

  8. Anonymous
    April 19, 2013

    does this mean that children from that area who attend school in town area will not be able to go? plus dsc exams start on wednesday

    • Anonymous
      April 19, 2013

      Would you allow your child to wade through this water to get to Roseau?

    • tebeh
      April 19, 2013

      well idiot if your dsc exam is more importatant than your life PLEASE ALL OF US A FAVOR GO GET YOUR KILLED .

    • Justice and Truth
      April 19, 2013

      If there is a flood and the roads are impassable, obviously they may not be able to go to school. Today is Friday. By Wednesday the roads may be passable. Pray that this occurs. In the meantime they should keep studying for their exams and try not to worry about the roads for now.
      There is the saying, “Today is tomorrow that I was worrying about yesterday.” It is something we should keep in mind. Tomorrow never comes. :)

  9. CHARMER
    April 19, 2013

    Oh Lord watch over us. This reminds me of the endless rain on November 26, 2004. Dominica is a praying and God-fearing nation. We shall overcome.

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