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  • By Celeste Patrick <belrpat at wanadoo.fr>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:55:08 -0400
I am happy to Know that Lisette on Dominica is safe and well. Hoping 
communications and internet résume soon 'We miss her posts. Here  in Guadeloupe 
we have been very lucky with no too bad conséquences from Erika. The relief 
effort is on the way  and people  here are trying to do the best to help with 
food supplies ,and technical assistance. Keep let us know on Storm carib any  
News or information on our infortunate sister island 

Envoyé de mon iPad

Envoyé de mon iPad

- Erika
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:14:30 -0700
Message from Philip on Guadeloupe below:
Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Philip DELOS
Date: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Dear Gert,


Guadeloupe has been concerned by the effects of tropical storm Erika since last night when it suddenly started to rain at about 2 a.m. first striking the tiny island of La Desirade and extending then to the East of Grande-Terre. Heavy rainfalls came along with loud and lasting thunder all night long and strong sustained winds and gusts. Rain kept on falling all the day long until now, which caused sudden floods in Basse-Terre by submerging thus some other floodplains.


Lots of trees have been reported to be strewing the ground and a few countryside roads, but fortunately no injured people have been reported to us. As most of the population was prepared consequently to the previous warning of hurricane Danny. The French authorities and weather services have only declared a medium warning as an "Orange Alert", while the French island of Saint-Martin was under a "Red Alert" warning.


The sea was very rough and has mostly hit the vulnerable sandy seashores and beaches of the atlantic side during the night and now striking the Caribbean sea side.

Most of the stores and public services stayed open and operational as people could keep having a normal life this Thursday. Erika is now moving away as only a drizzling rain is falling from a very cloudy grey sky here in Le Moule.



Best regards,





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