Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the recent flooding in Trinidad and Tobago underscores the impact climate change is having globally.
Skerrit, whose country is still recovering from the battering it took a year ago when Hurricane Maria caused widespread devastation, said he had spoken with his Trinidad and Tobago counterpart, Dr. Keith Rowley regarding the floods and “expressing the solidarity of the people of Dominica”.
Trinidad and Tobago experienced several days of severe weather conditions that led to widespread flooding that have caused millions of dollars in damage.
“It appears they have suffered tremendously…and we are here to support and to provide whatever assistance in any way we can,” Skerrit said, noting “this flooding brings home the whole issue we have been speaking about for several decades, the issue of climate change.”
Skerrit said no only Trinidad and Tobago has been exposed to the impact of climate change, “but you seeing in Europe, in Asia massive flooding taking place.”