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Originally posted by iamusic
Oh man that is crazy hopefully everyone is alright.
Well it says no 1 liners but I really can't think of anything else to say. From the picture on the link posted I believe the emergency team was partially ready and the damage is minimum.
Good Luck D R
Originally posted by DAVID64
The article says it happened around midnight and so far only one man was rescued and taken to the hospital. With it happening that late, it would be a miracle if that was the only one. Thought it was strange to not include any info about casualties or missing in the story.
The Head of Government is predicting that the collapse of the Matthieu Dam will have long term negative effects on the country’s struggling economy.
“The place has been declared as a disaster zone and the assessment is currently being done. The present approach is to have the area cleared. There will be some short term cost but my concern is the longer cost to the country and the agriculture which has been destroyed as a result. Several persons will also be unemployed because take for instance Wacky Rollers who employs four persons and the Chinese project. A new bridge must be built…the expenses will be severe,” he said.
We have been in touch with the US and the French to see if they can assist us with a helicopter later on to look at the dam area to decide what the situation is with that,” he said. He said Dominica is a small island and does not have funds put aside for disasters.
The small islands just to the east of Central America will participate in this crush. The Caribbean Plate will be pushed up behind them, bunched up, fracturing the rock layers so they go in all directions, up as well as down. This is an issue not so much of sinking as of unpredictability. The fate of these small islands is unpredictable. They may survive from the jumble, or disappear entirely.