Tropical storm Erika has caused severe devastation on Wednesday, August 27, 2015 on the Caribbean island The Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies.
Dominica, situated between the French islands Martinique and Guadeloupe, which is not to be mistaken with the Dominican Republic.
Many persons have been confirmed dead, and many more are missing. The infrastructure has been destroyed, the roads are 90% damaged, and the channels of communication such as telephone, mobile phones and Internet to 80%. Almost all bridges are either destroyed or severely damaged.
Hundreds of cars, trucks, and construction equipment were destroyed. Many houses were washed away by the floods. Countless citizens have lost everything.
The main airport, Charles Douglas Airport near the village of Marigot, is completely destroyed. All buildings, runway and access roads are severely damaged. The inventory was flushed out, the debris is about one meter high. Many towns in the island of Dominica can be reached only by sea or by helicopter.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has summarized the damage. His conclusion: Dominica, the Nature Island and World Heritage Site, was set back by more than 20 years.
Our association, the Dominica Charity Foundation in Freiburg, Germany, have incorporated a lot of medical supplies. We still need summer clothing, shoes, school supplies, household items such as bedding and kitchen utilities.
In order for the Dominica Charity Foundation to ship the auxiliary supply to Dominica and to help there, we need € 10,000 Euro immediately. Please help us! Every Euro will help!
Dominica Hilfe e.V.
Bank: Sparkasse Freiburg-Nördlicher Breisgau
Thanks for helping!
Dominica Charity Foundation
(Dominica Hilfe e.V.)