Unstable weather affecting Dominica

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The Dominica Meteorological Service is warning persons living in areas prone to flooding, landslide and falling rocks to exercise caution as unstable weather is affecting the island.

The unstable weather conditions are to the presence of a trough system which will continue to produce cloudiness and scattered showers mainly across the northern and central portions of the island chain during the next 24 to 48 hours.

There are reports of flooding in some sections of the island on Tuesday.

The Douglas Charles Airport experienced flooding earlier on Tuesday after the Melville Hall River breached its banks.

DNO understands flooding took place again on Tuesday evening and members of staff at the airport were evacuated.

Reports also indicate that the Blenheim River breached its banks late Tuesday.

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17 Comments

  1. Nonsense
    March 16, 2016

    We are giving the Met Office flak for this late announcement……however…what we dont realise is that the weather patterns now are changing and are becoming very unpredictable. We have alot more to look out for this coming year, and we play blind eye and politics….we need to prepare for ANYTHING!!

  2. Titiwi
    March 16, 2016

    “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” (after Robert Burns).
    Only last month the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency in Barbados issued and immediate DROUGHT warning for several countries in the region, including Dominica (see DNO 16 Feb, 2016- “Drought warning issued for Dominica”.
    It is good to stand still sometimes and reflect how minuscule and temporary we are in God’s scheme of thing. lest we get an inflated opinion of our own importance.

    • Dante Jones
      March 17, 2016

      Can’t explain sporadic changes in weather? GODDIDIT. Typical sheep.

  3. tatiana
    March 16, 2016

    So all u wait until the airport flood to start warning and alerting people of the bad weather we are facing!

    All u well good.

  4. syncronize
    March 16, 2016

    What we expect? Nothing going on after Erika. Skerrit on air, he never there. He put in place a so-called moving forward Committee to look into rebuilding Dominica after Erika… Where are they, what are they doing, where is their report on the situation. Where is the reconstruction plan, what is happening to the rivers. Those which dried up need to be dredged following the mass of silt and mud and stones which came down in all of them. No wonder the Melville Hall river flood its banks again. There will be more flooding all over the island every time it rains. Mark my words. Dominicans open all you eyes, our country is doomed by this government’s actions.

  5. tweety
    March 16, 2016

    Thanks for the info.but we could have used that infor befor the week of rain
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  6. Helen
    March 16, 2016

    something is not right with the met office. Is either they can’t predict the weather or they have to wait for damages to occur, then to come and report to the public. Maybe climate change is ahead of them. I am baffled. why is always after you all coming to give a report on trough system? Look at what happened to us during Erica. We were not given any warning signs. smh

    • Dante Jones
      March 17, 2016

      Do a little research on meteorology. You’ll not only find out why it’s so difficult but you’ll probably also gain more appreciation for the work that goes into making those predictions.

  7. Truth
    March 16, 2016

    DNO why do you not write an article taking photographs of all the really compromised roads in Dominica. I think that if you did this you would bring to light the critical condition of the island for the members of the government to see for themselves! The government may then actually realize that the money they have been given to fix the roads after ERIKA needs to be spent on actually doing that. With the onset of the hurricane season approaching us very shortly the roads HAVE to be fixed otherwise the Island will be truly compromised people will not be able to get out of their homes!!!! Look how long it was that Delices and Boetica were cut off from the rest of the island and this could occur for them again. Please DNO write about this take photo’s and try to get it into the heads of the government and mainly our PM that this is imperative. It seems to Dominicans that the PM is working for other people as truly he is hardly ever in Dominica! PLEASE HELP.

  8. Me
    March 15, 2016

    Unstable Govt. affecting Dominica. Be warned to act accordingly.

  9. Not a herd follower
    March 15, 2016

    We continue to have an airport that is prone to flooding as our main point of entry and exit with the rest of the world. We continue to move in circles. Can Dominicans be helped?

  10. Face the Facts
    March 15, 2016

    It appears everywhere is getting a lot of rain. You heard about the US. There is flooding in Louisiana. A few people died. Remember Katrina? There are other places. Some countries have had earthquakes.
    We in Toronto have been experiencing rain for a few days. There are times the rain stops but it returns. As I stated to a few people, it is better than snow. When it rains heavily many basements are flooded.
    The rain must fall. It may be too much but it grows the crops. So cheer up Dominicans! You are not alone. Simply pray to God and ask him to protect you. A few hymns of praise will also do. Those who sing pray twice. :)
    Is there not supposed to be a drought throughout the Caribbean? Is it too early?

  11. Shaka Zulu
    March 15, 2016

    All u well late!!!

    • Heartfelt
      March 16, 2016

      Tell me about it. This has been affecting us for some time now.

  12. j
    March 15, 2016

    Admin Blenhim is closer to Portsmouth than Calidishie

    • MUDD
      March 16, 2016

      @ J, You’re really a J DONKEY. Were in the report that said Portsmouth is closer. Well I guess you got the attention you were looking for, SADDIEST!!!

    • qstorm78
      March 16, 2016

      And your point? :roll: :roll:

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