Flood Warning issued for Dominica

The community of Coulibstrie on Thursday. Photo: Hector John
The community of Coulibstrie on Thursday. Photo: Hector John

A Flood Warning has been issued for Dominica from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is already occurring or will occur during the warning period.

The Met Office said reports indicates sections of the island are already experiencing rising waters.

It said silted and or blocked water-ways are likely to promote further flooding and landslides.

Persons and motorists in flood prone areas are therefore urged to take all necessary precautions to protect life and property.

This is due to a system which is currently generating unstable conditions across the island chain including Dominica.

Satellite and Radar imagery indicate that moderate to heavy showers and isolated areas of very heavy showers and thunderstorm have been affecting Dominica throughout the morning.

The forecast is for shower and thunderstorm activity to continue to affect the island this afternoon with rainfall amounts ranging between 2 to 4 inches and higher amounts in elevated areas.

This warning may be further extended should conditions become necessary.

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  1. November 6, 2015

    Labourites be careful!

  2. The Real Facts
    November 5, 2015

    In a country with many rivers and a lot of rain, flooding will be expected. However, I hope the flooding will not prove to be disastrous. Dominica could do without that.
    Pray that there will not be a repetition or anything near to it as occurred in August.
    Lord have mercy and protect Dominica and nationals. Let the flooding subside.

  3. bart
    November 5, 2015

    Office of Disaster Management is totally incompetent, flood warning are issued after flooding starts. Imagine workers to roseau and possie are caught up in flood because we have travel this area each day . Flooded starting since 10 am but warning issued at 12. Due the damage cause by TS erica and elevated rivers bed floor warning should be issued based number of inches of rain expected. They should expect that 2- 4 inches will have a greater impact on Dominica post TS erica than pre TS erica.

  4. Music Producer
    November 5, 2015

    :) H :-D A :wink: A :( R 8-O P :-| research people, don’t let them fool you! Don’t rely solely on the news media to TELL you what needs to be known!

    • we are manipulated...
      November 6, 2015

      you are absolutely right…. but how many people here know this criminal program ???….. ignorance of people is terrible…

  5. Bon Dieu
    November 5, 2015

    I’m no engineer and I imagine the tasks are difficult, so I don’t mean to trivialize the clean-up effort. But aside from rebuilding bridges and so forth, do we not have the capacity (locally or regionally) to dredge key flooding areas or clean any blockages to prevent ease of water movement?

    We all know Dominica is a land of rain, so without clearing these area we can only expect this situation to get worse. What happens if we have a real 2-3 system with heavy downpour again?

    • Jeff
      November 5, 2015

      One must also look at sea levels as a deterrent from over dredging. It would be worst if the sea came in through the river opening. Most of these people too close to the river would have to move to open the river up for free-flow.

    • anonymous
      November 5, 2015

      What happens? More people die. More are left homeless, More lose their livelihoods and in the meantime their countrymen say that this can never happen again and continue to fight each other over politics.

  6. Cool Callaloo
    November 5, 2015

    you mean those rivers not dredged yet? Well expect floods then

  7. Watchful eye
    November 5, 2015

    Afus they does make me vex. After the flooding, at 12:33 p.m. that story coming out?!

    November 5, 2015


    So many challenges & so little money!!
    But we will be triumphant!!

    We just have to be!!!

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