Grenada PM reaches out to Dominican counterpart

Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:51 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, August 27, 2015 - GIS: Prime Minister of Grenada Dr. Keith Mitchell has reached out to his counterpart in Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, after rivers overflowed their banks sweeping away two persons and causing extensive damage to property.

In a letter to Prime Minister Skerrit on Thursday, Prime Minister Mitchell expressed sorrow for the loss of lives and damage to property caused by flooding and heavy rains brought on by Tropical storm Erika.

The Grenadian leader says the government and people of Grenada stand ready to support the Dominican government and people.

“We know that the road to recovery will be long and difficult,” Prime Minister Mitchell said in his letter.

“Please be assured that we stand in solidarity and support with the Government and People of Dominica during this very difficult time, and that we will offer whatever assistance we can afford in this regard”.

Dominica Broadcasting Service (DBS) reported that two persons were swept away as rivers overflowed their banks due to downpour associated with Tropical Storm Erika.

Local reports also said that rivers have undermined several houses.

“Mr. Prime Minister, the heavy rains and the resulting disaster once again remind us of the vulnerability of our various islands, and the need for continued preparation to guard against natural disasters and the effects of climate change,” Prime Minister Mitchell said.

“It also reminds us of the continued need for cooperation among our regional brothers and sisters. Once again, we express our sympathy and we assure you that our thoughts and prayers are with you”.




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