The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, has announced to cut short his stay in the Canada and will be making a return back to the island state on Thursday. It is to be noted that the information about the above mentioned has been shared by the Government of Dominica.
Notably, the cut short in the stay of PM Roosevelt Skerrit came as the tropical storm Tammy is making its way towards the Lesser Antilles on October 19. It is to be added that, the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit travelled the capital city of Ottawa, Canada on Monday.
The trip of Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit came before the first Canada-CARICOM Summit which was set to take place in Ottawa, capital city of Canada. Prime Minister Skerrit was in Canada to co-chair the first Canada-CARICOM Summit alongside the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
It is to be specifically mentioned that a tropical storm watch has been issued for Dominica at 5 PM on Wednesday, October 18, which means tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, mainly within the time period of 48 hours.
Moreover, the Meteorological Office of Dominica has also made an advise to the people that the speeds of the wind gusting to tropical storm force winds could start to affect Dominica by Friday, October 20, with spike in the showers and thunderstorm activity, which could also result in the widespread flooding from up 2 to 4 inches of rainfall.
It has also mentioned that possible impacts could also include overflowing of waterways, landslides, and rock falls from overhanging cliffs.
The Meteorological Office as well as the government of Dominica has made an advise to the people to continue to keep a check on the progress of the Tropical Storm Tammy and finalize their preparedness plans.