‘It’s insane out here’: Canadians desperate to help relatives stranded in Dominica

Local families are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of their relatives stranded in hurricane-ravaged Dominica without enough food, water, power and no way of leaving.

One Toronto woman, Nadia Araujo, says her sister Denise, a student at All Saints Medical School, is stuck there.

“This island is completely destroyed, no water no light. We’re scavenging for food and water. It’s insane out here. We’re waiting to see what will happen. Hopefully we’ll be rescued,” read the text Araujo received from her sister on Wednesday.

Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm, tore through Dominica Monday night, causing extensive damage to the Caribbean island nation. The country’s prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, described the impact as “mind-boggling” devastation.


By Ramna Shahzad. Read the whole article on CBC.