DOMINICA TO MARK THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF TROPICAL STORM ERIKA WITH TWO NATIONAL DAYS OF PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING
Roseau, Dominica (Wednesday August 24, 2016) – The Government of Dominica has declared Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28, 2016 as National Days of Prayer and Thanksgiving to mark the first anniversary of the passing of Tropical Storm Erika.
As a lead-in to the two National Days of Prayer and Thanksgiving, Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit will deliver an address to the nation on Friday August 26, 2016, one year after the deadliest natural disaster since Hurricane David in 1979.
On August 27, 2015, Tropical Storm Erika dumped an average 17.83 inches of rain on Dominica triggering flooding and mudslides that left thirty-one (31) people dead, thousands more displaced and causing over $EC1 billion in damage.