The Canefield Airport is said to be in serious disarray as a result of the flood and several areas in that community including Minia’s 7-11 and the Old Mill Cultural Center.
There have also been claims of landslides and falling rocks under the Canefield cliff so persons traversing the area are being asked to tread carefully.
Meanwhile villagers from the communities of Petite Soufriere all the way to Castle Bruce have been cut off from the rest of Dominica. There are also reports of land slides near La Plaine.
Reports are that villagers are unable to move from their homes as a result massive road blocks.
Dominica News Online is seeking more information and will bring it as it becomes available.
29.11.111. Grenville has experienced severe flooding as a result of heavy rains. The rain affected mostly the northern and eastern sides of the island in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Several businesses have been forced to remain closed today due to the flooding.
The Grenada Electricity Services GRENLEC has advised its customers of power outages in the area as a result of downed power lines.
LIME has advised its customers that its Grenville office will be closed for the day as a result of the flooding.
NAWASA has also advised its customers that its Grenville office will be closed for the rest of the day.
The Ministry Of Education has advised the nation that schools in the parish of St. Andrew will be closed for the day.
29.11.11. Motorists had to either drive their vehicles onto the pavement yesterday or risk driving through floodwaters that reached higher than the pavements along the stretch of highway along Sion Hill, St James.
A long line of traffic built up when the water made the road almost impassable after an early morning downpour.
Photographer Lennox Devonish got this picture of several cars making their way along the pavement to avoid having to contend with the floodwaters.
28.11.11. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. – North coast downpours since early Sunday in have swelled the Camú river, flooding streets and sectors in Montellano, including the site of Gregorio Luperón hospital, whose yards and entrance are under water.
The constant rains make the river a dangerous torrent causing landslides on the main route between Montellano and the sector Buenpan, where residents say the fear their houses will be dragged downstream.
Residents said the heavy showers began dawn Sunday and continued all day, unleashing new landslides in vulnerable zones, which could wash out the road at any time.
The reporter Aronis Polanco said they’ve repeatedly asked the provincial and government authorities to build a levy to contain the Camú, but nothing has been done, and appears that they await a tragedy before proceeding.