Plans are afoot for Petite Savanne evacuees to retrieve some of their belongings from their storm ravaged community in the south of the island, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said.
Over 500 residents were evacuated from the community, because it was deemed unsafe after the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, leaving most of their possessions behind.
Those evacuees are being housed in various private homes and the shelters including the Dominica Grammar School.
Skerrit stated that progress is underway to access the ravaged community, which remains cut off from the rest of Dominica.
“As we speak we are making progress in our forward march to access Petite Savanne and that is in an effort to see how we can facilitate a number of residents who have their properties, their movable properties there and they would like to get them out – how we can facilitate them in getting them out,” he said.
He said once access is established, “we will work with the residents in a coordinated, organized fashion to get them to have access to some of their movable belongings and property.”
The police have said they are maintaining a presence in the community to deter the stealing of properties left behind.