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Barbados, Dominica: Hurricane Dean

As Tropical Storm Dean gets upgraded to a hurricane, Barbados Free Press puts out an alert to other Caribbean islands, while Steve's Dominica reports: “It's strengthening rapidly. It's due to pass over us. We'll start to see it within 24 hours. The usual preparations are being made. Store lots of water, buy lots of canned food.”

13 comments

  • Nigel

    We are in St.Lucia. Are there any signs of Dean in Barbados yet. 8:13pm thursday the 16th 2007.

  • orietta

    any serious damages to dominica?

  • Charleen

    any updates as of yet?

  • I have a son in Dominica and daughter traveling there. Are planes getting in and out and has power and water been restored?

  • Stanley

    10:30 Saturday, as I write power, water and landline telephones have not yet been restored in the north-east of the islands. Do not yet know about aircraft, but you could contact Liat Airlines to check the situation.

  • To all concerned:

    Please visit the website of the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation and http://www.thedominican.net for updates on the situation on the island following Hurricane Dean’s passage.

    News reports relate that the air and seaports are open for service, with the exception of the main airport at Melville Hall which will open at noon today, August 18, 2007. The civil defense authorities have matters well in hand and most phone land lines are operable as with cell phone service. Water and electricty services are now being restored. Most homes escaped unsacthed, with only 200 homes reporting damage. Roadways and bridges have sustained some damage and there was the regrettable loss of two lives; a mother and son at Campbell who were covered by a landslide.

    Gabriel Christian
    Chair – Emergency Committee
    Dominica Academy of Arts & Sciences

  • orietta

    my family lives in Woodfordhill, we cannot reach them on their phone….is evryone ok in that village? if anyone has new of Francess Trail in Woodfordhill please let her know we are thinking and praying for her and her family.
    thanks Rufus

  • Allison Dew

    I have my stepfather in Dominica we have lost touch but I have been trying to contact him lately I was wondering how I could go about finding out if he is O.K.

  • Hurricane Dean info – Dominica…

    A number of comments have been left at Global Voices requesting information on the situation in Dominica post-Hurricane Dean. thedominican.net looks like it could be a useful source. It also has a forum where people are posting reports and information….

  • Steve Perrier

    how’s the parish of st mark and the others coping with all whats happened

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