IN PICTURES: Landslide at Macoucherie

One of the effects of a strong high-pressure system that is currently affecting Dominica and the Lesser Antilles. The system has been forecast to generate high surface winds, cloudy skies with scattered showers on a brisk trade wind flow.

The picture below is of a landslide which occurred at Macoucherie yesterday (Saturday, January 11) as a result of the inclement weather currently affecting the island.

Road blocked by a landslide at Macoucherie

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8 Comments

  1. Sybil nowell
    January 14, 2020

    The above people regardiing your sick statement. The bible says that when you are building a pit for others build one for yourself. Hope you don’t fall in it. I guess the Austraillian fire is the people’s fault, or the eruption in the Philippines . GOD BLESS YOUR WICKED TONGUES.
    Who says things like that only some idiots from Dominica. I wish the lovely DOminicans well

  2. January 14, 2020

    Situations like these are the reasons we should continuously ask God to guide our walks and routines of the day before we step out of our home.

    No one can control or is ready to face the destruction of nature, but if we go with the thought that God is walking with us, it will build assurance in us that we are safe or protected and so it will be; for God is faithful.

    It is foolish for people to point fingers, like saying it is the fault of so and so and speaking about the worse is yet to come; words are what made the World so they are very powerful. We need to be careful about how we use them.

  3. Casio
    January 13, 2020

    Whole country crumbling. Meanwhile these fools gallivant around acting like everything is going great, and noone can do better. I am frankly disgusted by how my country looks AND OPERATES in 2020. We act like this is how things MUST be done, no open mindedness to change or improvement. Dominica you continue to fall, in the ranking of the caribbean, in morals and values, and now look, all the overhanging cliffa that have been left unattended for decades continue to fall on our heads. I am just waiting for the Canefield cliff to fall on lymhurst and block the only roadway to the north. the will only now then scramble to try and fix the overgrown, decapitated ravine corque road through morne daniel and say is that it have even though it is undrivable by most. Dominica boy, i myself not vex. We have to feel for us to learn. is blows and embarrassment we like first before we change our ways.

  4. Casio
    January 13, 2020

    I glad. let the country continue to fall piece by piece. next is that canefield cliff. after is the cliff after bath estate going up in the valley. one way in one way out on both those roads. let the government run their mouth about resilient but continue to pocket money and turn a blind eye at what is really happening. lack of maintenance is what Erica and Maria showed us. We continue like it is business as usual. Layou bride still down, Macoucherie bridge still down, batalie bridge still down. but we loving all the millions spent on elections and the cool outs and foreign artists. Meanwhile our contry continues to look like a mess and laborites continue to make absolute nonsense excuses. let everything keep falling. resilience my back side. local businesses cannot even support queen show contestants much less to hire the amount of staff they need to operate properly.

  5. Ibo France
    January 12, 2020

    Very scary indeed. The mountainous and hilly nature of the island certainly poses problems to motorists and commuters especially in times of inclement weather. Be careful on the road. Danger lurks where ever there are over-hanging cliffs.

  6. land me som many
    January 12, 2020

    Yeah, down there land is being sold for 12, 13, 14 and more dollars per square foot. So some land and money got lost. Dominica is now the land of greed.

  7. Climate Change
    January 12, 2020

    Alas climate change not giving our Climate Change PM a chance nou boy. So early in the year they Knocking man? But then again PM presented himself as the disaster PM so we will see.

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