Dominica commissions two Hurricane shelters in Jimmit, Castle Bruce

On Thursday, May 25, 2022, the commissioning of the two emergency shelters has taken place, which will serve the people in Jimmit and Castle Bruce areas. 

Dominica commissions two Hurricane shelters in Jimmit, Castle Bruce
Dominica commissions two Hurricane shelters in Jimmit, Castle Bruce

Roseau, Dominica: As the 2022 Hurricane Season approaches the Caribbean region, the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica is working tirelessly to build preparedness against the disaster. While moving on the same path, the government has commissioned two regional emergency shelters in the two areas. 

On Thursday, May 25, 2022, the commissioning of the two emergency shelters has taken place, which will serve the people in Jimmit and Castle Bruce areas. 

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The work has been started with an agreement which was signed between the government of Dominica and the National Authorizing Officer (NAO). The commissioning of the regional centre was funded by the European Union Development Fund. 

The government of Dominica is adamant about fulfiling the aim of being the world’s first climate resilient nation. So, the government continues to invest significantly in making Dominica the first Climate Resilient nation in the world. Two regional emergency shelters will serve the people in the Jimmit and Castle Bruce areas. 

The government of Dominica said, “An agreement was signed between the Government of Dominica and the National Authorizing Office (NAO) on behalf of the European Union Development Fund to see the fruition of these projects.”

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit also exclaimed that these shelters would meet their requirements and that these shelters would help them to counter the effect of the hurricane. 

He also asserted that by the passing years or months, we would not require these shelters anymore. 

About Jimmit: The 18 million dollar facility in Jimmit was constructed to serve as a safe place in the event of a natural disaster. This project was developed to house 500 individuals.

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About Castle Bruce: The Castle Bruce Regional Emergency Shelter, costing over 14 million dollars, has a capacity of 300 people. Construction works began in September 2020.

These facilities will include an open hall to serve as a dormitory, a storage area, kitchen, washrooms, medical area, laundry, office area, and alternate water and power.