PM Roosevelt Skerrit has announced government’s intention to erect a monument, in honour of the victims of Tropical Storm Erika. Skerrit made this pronouncement while addressing the nation, on the eve of the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Erika on Friday.
TS Erika devastated Dominica on August 27, 2015, and total losses was estimated by government at EC$1.3 Billion dollars, being roughly 90% of Dominica's gross domestic product.
Unconfirmed reports indicate over 30 people died, while 20 others were injured, with more than 890 homes destroyed, and two communities rendered uninhabitable. Dominica recognized Saturday August 27, and Sunday August 28, 2016, as national days of prayer and thanksgiving.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
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