Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore says damage in Dominica caused by heavy rainfall over the last few days were severe and clean up could cost up to $1.3-million.
A government team visited affected areas in the east on Thursday.
Blackmoore told the media that the heavy rainfall has affected some of the areas in a terrible way.
The minister while a dollar figure associated with the damages could not be determined at this time but “in terms of the cleaning up efforts, we are looking at $1.3-million”.
“It was more severe in areas like La Plaine, Grand Fond, Petit Soufriere and the Carib Territory, Penville and Veille Case. We saw evidence of a number of slides, failure of various roads and the collapsing of walls,” he pointed out.
He said government now has to put in place the proper mechanisms and intervention.
“We need to install proper retaining walls, culvert extensions, road surfaces,” he said.
Blackmoore commended the efforts of the employees and private citizens who assisted the various communities.