Roseau’s Leader concerned over Agriculture sector in wake of Hurricane Dean

Dominica‘s agriculture has been hardest hit by Hurricane Dean and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says an assessment is being undertaken to determine the extent of the damages.

He said some roads had been blocked and his administration is still awaiting reports from the south and eastern sections of the island.

The young Caribbean leader said, We are still putting together an overall assessment; as you know there are still heavy rains in some parts, heavy winds also, but we have received several reports of roofs being blown off and we estimate so far between 100 and 125 homes have been affected in somewhere or the other.?

Skerrit added the sole utility company on the island had indicated it was trying to restore electricity to a number of affected areas as soon as possible, and he’s advising citizens to remain calm and indoors.

This as Dominican authorities were contemplating a curfew to deal with the after effects of the passage of Hurricane Dean that left a trail of death and destruction as it made its way through the Eastern Caribbean.

Nevertheless, Dominica’s Prime Minister said his government would help his fellow Dominicans, many of whom do not have insurance coverage.

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