weather-forecastLocal search and rescue and operational personnel from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management are in Dominica at this time working with emergency personnel following extensive damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika.
Media reports regional governments and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are stepping in to help Dominica.
Reports indicate that heavy rains wreaked havoc on the island, causing flooding and landslides that resulted in at least four people losing their lives and tens of millions of dollars in damage.
ODPM Chief Executive Officer, Dr Steven Ramroop, in a News Power Now interview said the local emergency team has started their work in Dominica.
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He confirmed that very soon technical and infrastructure will be leaving this country for Dominica.
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Dr Ramroop added that at a later stage heavy equipment will be mobilized to help in clearing on debris.
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The ODPM senior official explained that the public will be informed on when they can donate the requested items needed.
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Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management Chief Executive Officer, Dr Steven Ramroop.

Meanwhile , local weather officials say the Tropical Storm is located about 105 kilometers south-southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
It is moving toward the west-northwest near 30 kilometers per hour and is expected to continue for the next 48 hours.
In a News Power Now interview this afternoon Meteorologist, Oscar Lovell, said the fifth tropical storms for the 2015 hurricane season is carrying maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour with higher gusts.
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Meteorologist, Oscar Lovell