PM Roosevelt Skerrit thanks Dominicans for staying strong amid TS Bret threat

Prime Minister of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, extended thanks to all who rose to the occasion and ready the country for any eventuality with the passing of Tropical Storm Bret. 

PM Roosevelt Skerrit thanks Dominicans for staying strong amid TS Bret threat
PM Roosevelt Skerrit thanks Dominicans for staying strong amid TS Bret threat

Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, extended thanks to all who rose to the occasion and ready the country for any eventuality with the passing of Tropical Storm Bret. 

He also appealed to all citizens and residents to not drop their guard and remain ready for the weeks and months to come as we navigate the 2023 hurricane season.PM Roosevelt Skerrit said,” Let’s be honourable God in this season.” 

The government of Dominica discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning on Friday with the weakening of the threat from Bret. As per the weather update, the center of Tropical Storm Bret moved away from Dominica, mitigating the arrival of the storm-force winds. 

With the moving away of the threat, the government of Dominica announced the resumption of schools and normal workdays.

However, the flood watch is still in effect for the country. The government advised the residents to adopt a vigilant approach while around during the course of the day. The Met Department of Dominica asserted that they will continue to monitor the weather conditions. 

The center of Tropical Storm Bret is located near latitude 13.1 North and longitude 66.6 West. According to the National Hurricane Center said that Bret is moving toward the west near 21mph (33 km/h). The situation will continue through the weekend. 

The forecast track said that there will be movement in the center of Bret toward the eastern and central Caribbean Sea north of the ABC Islands during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. 

The next couple of days will witness the weakening of the storm, and it is expected to dissipate over the central Caribbean Sea by Sunday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) north of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 MB (29.65 inches). There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Interests the ABC Islands should monitor the progress of Bret.