Deputy PM offers home as hurricane shelter

by: Dominica Vibes News - September 10, 2018
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Deputy Prime Minister Reginald Austrie

Deputy Prime Minister Reginald Austrie has offered his home as a hurricane shelter.

Mr. Austrie who is the Parliamentary Representative for the Cottage Constituency made this announcement at a press briefing where an update on Hurricane Issac was given on Monday 10 September 2018.

The government has asked persons to open up their homes to neighbours in need in areas where there is not enough hurricane shelter.

“I want to at this time pledge that my house can be used as a hurricane shelter if and when it becomes necessary. That’s my house in Morne a Louis,” Mr. Austrie said.

He explained that it was used during the passage of Hurricane Maria and will be available for use again.

“We’re still undergoing some repairs, we have no lights yet but, we have a solid roof, a concrete roof over your head and we have water. So I want to say to the shelter officials and the disaster preparedness committee that my home in Morne a Louise can in fact be used as a hurricane shelter if and when that becomes necessary.”