France is on the Ground in Dominica Post Hurricane Maria

The French flag.

After a preliminary aerial reconnaissance mission and the dispatching of a reconnaissance and
assessment echelon, the French rescue teams in Dominica have increased: some sixty rescuers,
firemen and emergency physicians disembarked from the Frigate “Ventôse”on September 22 and set
up their base at the Windsor Park Stadium.

Their heavy equipment were immediately on ground to,among other rescue missions, distribute 24 tons of drinking water, 2.5 tons of food supplies, cover 1500 m² of torn roofs, notably the Princess Margaret Hospital, take care of emergencies and evacuate patients to the hospitals of Martinique and Guadeloupe and reopen road in the south-west
area entrusted in their care by the international coordination of relief, in the direction of Soufrière
and beyond.

After their initial emergency missions, the team began its gradual withdrawal on September 27 to
give way to the European Union, whose disaster management team (EUCP Team) is currently
deployed.

In addition, the French Embassy has delegated a consular office in Roseau to coordinate the relief
and care for the French citizens who are resident in Dominica. As of September 27, this unit has been
able to assist 46 French nationals. This unit has just been strengthened by elements from Paris.

An additional 11 tons of humanitarian aid should arrive in Dominica in the coming days so as to meet
the emergency needs for relief to the population and rehabilitation operations.

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7 Comments

  1. Dominican abroad
    October 5, 2017

    Thanks to Our Prime Minister and to everyone International and Dominican, both Here in Dominica and abroad thanks you for your hard work working together to build Dominica, all support received here are greatly appreciated.
    Its have been a very hard time for all of US,
    But with God help and continue Support by God mercy, we will build Dominica
    The might God is with US.

    God Bless Dominica

  2. Rosalinde Eli-Orr
    October 5, 2017

    Desperate Times!

  3. Rosalinde Eli-Orr
    October 5, 2017

    Please remember those of us who have built our homes in Dominica and have to continue to live abroad to afford our commitments. These homes ,too, have lost their roofs and the entire contents of our homes are exposed to the elements, etc.
    While we make arrangements to return home to secure our premises and sort out insurance claims, etc., can some tarpaulin or some galvanise be spared for us, please? We are doing all that we can while abroad,helping in the relief work for the restoration of our devastated island. Dominica is home to us,too. We should all rise together!
    Welcome back, D.N.O. This is a situation that must be addressed, please, and with your help perhaps it will be brought to the attention of our beloved Prime Minister who is doing a marvellous job publicising our dilemma caused by Hurricane Maria.

  4. October 5, 2017

    Special thanks to all those that’s helping to make life easier for Dominican thank you,all

  5. Steve Makar (from Canada)
    October 4, 2017

    Would a shipment of clothing be of any help to those affected by Maria? If so to whom would I ship it?

  6. October 4, 2017

    God save my loving country dominica

  7. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    October 4, 2017

    France to the rescue! Merci beaucoup!

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