CDEMA recommends Recovery Model for Dominica

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Dominica’s Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque discussing post-Erika recovery. CARICOM Institution CDEMA coordinated the regional response to Dominica in the immediate aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika.

CDEMA has drafted a recommendation for the recovery of Dominica based on the Model National Recovery Framework. It focuses on the development of a Recovery Coordination Committee and a National Recovery Task Force.

LIAT aircraft completes successful test flight to Dominica’s Douglas-Charles airport which was flooded during Erika’s torrential rainfall and has remained closed to passenger traffic

Rotation and Redeployment of relief and response teams under the Regional Response Mechanism arrangement is continuing as necessary.  It is expected that by early next week all of the Search and Rescue teams will leave Dominica for their home countries.

Airport: Work is ongoing to operationlise the Melville Hall Airport. A LIAt aircraft completed a successful test landing on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

Nurses from St. Vincent and the Grenadines en-route to Dominica under the auspices of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) (Jerry George photo)

Relief to Communities:  The needs of the isolated communities are being met in numerous ways. Food, water and other supplies are being distributed by various groups. Food is also being distributed to the shelters and meals are also being prepared by local people.

Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Five (5) nurses from St. Vincent have been deployed as of September 5, 2015.

See more;  CDEMA Update

[su_box title=”CDEMA” style=”soft” box_color=”#54c0f0″]CARICOM Institution CDEMA is coordinating the Regional Response Mechanism and providing direct support to Dominica. CONTACT DETAILS: The CDEMA CU 24-hour contact number 1(246) 434-4880 [/su_box]

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