Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has travelled to Petite Savanne for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in that community where it is reported that a number of persons are missing.
The Prime Minister revealed that on August 27, the coast guard unit was trying to access the area by sea since the area was inaccessible by vehicle up to that point.
Skerrit said every resident of Petite Savanne needs to be accounted for.
He revealed that Dr. Kenneth Darroux is in Petite Savanne not only as the Parliamentary Representative for the area but also to provide medical assistance as well.
Meanwhile PM Skerrit said that he has received several calls from other countries and agencies in the region with pledges of support for Dominica.
He thanked the Government of Trinidad and Tobago which has promised assistance and has made two helicopters available to help with search and rescue operations. The Venezuelan Government has also made two helicopters available.
Skerrit added that search and rescue efforts started by the French are continuing today.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority will do an assessment of the Douglas Charles Airport with a view to getting it up and running again.
Here is a link to a video on the village of Petite Savanne: