Although natural disasters will happen, we never expect it to happen to us. August 27, 2015 was a day that change many lives in Dominica. Tropical storm Erika triggered rivers and streams that was not even three inches high above the ground and turned them into powerful, rapid and overflowing waves filled of mud and rain water. The rivers were so strong it broke down highway bridges, roads and caused land slides.
Not only did it stop transportation- the storm carried away house, cars, boats, and people. So far twenty people have been pronounced dead, fifty are missing and hundreds are left homeless. Although many other islands are helping by donating water, food, clothing and etc. Prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit says storm Erika has set back the country twenty years of development. The day after the storm, despite the tragedy, people all over Dominica has put on their rain boots, gloves and most of all set aside their pride to helped clean up their island.