Dominicans urged to be prepared as Isaac moves closer

Residents living in areas prone to disasters are being advised to take precautionary measures as tropical storm Issac moves closer to the island.

Several shelters have already been activated to assist individuals who may require assistance, according to Acting National Disaster Coordinator Don Corriette.

He said all preparations and plans must be put in place to save lives and protect property. “We are still under a tropical storm, warning so we would like people to take our advice. Those of us living in vulnerable areas must take heed,” he pointed out.

Corriette callede on the people in Mahaut, Canefield, Massacre, Layou, Bath Estate and other low lying areas to pay special attention.

He said residents in landslide prone areas such as Grand Fond, Good Hope, Castle Bruce, Bagatelle, Fond St. Jean and San Sauver should be on high alert.

“We had experiences from the recent rains and tropical storm Ophelia. These places have historical events to go by so they need to take measures to safeguard their lives,” he said.

Corriette said the soils are already saturated and the rivers are silted and “it will not take much rainfall to cause overflows and mudflows”.

Meantime DOWASCO is encouraging its customers around the country to store water.

Public Relations Officer of DOWASCO, Edd Registe, said while the company did not say that water supplies will be interrupted, customers are asked to take precaution.

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9 Comments

  1. goldie
    August 22, 2012

    Take warning! you better take warning . you all remember that song. be prepared.

  2. August 22, 2012

    go with god and he will go with you ride it out well we are feeling the wind on the ship but we are far away

  3. August 22, 2012

    How much water does DOWASCO have stored? Isn’t DOWASCO suppose to provide potable water. All things considered I am very well aware that our water comes from surface source. Why does DOWASCO allow mud to fill and contaminate the system? Imagine openining your pipe and mud comes out.

  4. August 22, 2012

    Congratulations guys, give all the advise and information that will help the people to prepare and take precautionary measures, I like that. God is in control

  5. paparazzie
    August 22, 2012

    wow, i hope everything will be alright… :wink:

  6. Pondera
    August 21, 2012

    Thanks for the information and may God bless us all.

  7. OK (NYC)
    August 21, 2012

    One of my favorite memories of Dominica. preparing for a storm and the morning after.The smell, the beautiful
    Morning light and waking up to see we made it out alive.
    stay safe and take lots of photos.

  8. tgnfgjt
    August 21, 2012

    wi bondai

  9. dowg an kyat
    August 21, 2012

    we cant say we were not warned

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