U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens


U.S Embassy Release

Release Date

Monday, August 31, 2015

The U.S. Embassy for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is closely monitoring the emergency situation in Dominica and wishes to inform U.S. citizens in Dominica of the following update from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA):

- The Government of Dominica has declared nine (9) special disaster areas and has conducted search and rescues in affected areas:
  • Petite Savanne
  • Pichelin
  • Good Hope
  • Bath Estate (Paradise Valley)
  • Dubique
  • Campbell
  • Coulibistrie
  • San Sauveur
  • Petite Soufriere

- The Government of Dominica reports that electricity has been restored to approximately 55% of the island, water to 50%, and telephone service to 50%.

- Roadways and bridges have sustained major damage. Most of the west coast is reachable up to Roseau to Mero, Roseau to Champaigne and Loubiere to Bellevue in the South, South West and from Roseau through Antrim to Pond Casse through Formel to Castle Bruce through Kalinago Territory to Marigot through to Portsmouth.

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the following information:

- U.S. citizens wishing to leave Dominica and take flights from neighboring islands should contact Whitchurch Travel in Roseau (767-255-1127) regarding ferry service to Martinique, Guadeloupe, and St. Lucia.

- The U.S. Embassy stands ready to facilitate communication between U.S. citizens in Dominica and family and friends in the U.S. Please email us at BridgetownACS@state.gov or call 246-227-4000.

- Please continue to monitor local news outlets for information, including DBS Radio on 88.1 (Roseau), 104.1 (Portsmouth), 103.5 (Marigot and Grand Bay), and 103.1 (Petite Soufriere).

- The emergency number in Dominica is 999.

Please share this message with other U.S. citizens who might not have received it.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, can be reached during regular business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by telephone at (246) 227-4000; by fax at (246) 431-0179; and by e-mail at BridgetownACS@state.gov.

After hours, in case of emergency, a duty officer can be reached by calling the Embassy switchboard at (246) 227-4000 ext. 2210 to speak to the Marine security guard on duty.

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