Work for the public sector has been suspended in Dominica from 1:00 pm on Friday as TS Bertha approaches the island.
Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, made the announcement moments ago at a press conference.
The prime minister is also urging the private sector to send employees home.
However, all essential service will remain open.
Skerrit said all Dominicans should prepare for the passage of the storm.
According to the authorities, the storm will begin affecting Dominica late Friday.
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