The cyclone hit land with winds of 260 kilometers per hour. Since the afternoon, residents of the island – of 73,000 inhabitants – reported in the social networks intense rains, strong winds and floods and swells in the coasts

” My roof is no more, I am completely at the mercy of the hurricane, ” he added shortly afterwards. “The house is flooding . 

The man later reported being rescued.

They also noticed fallen trees and electric poles shot down as the weather deteriorated throughout the day.

The prime minister of Dominica, ordered the inhabitants living in the low areas to evacuate to higher areas.

“Do not wait for the river to overflow then try to cross it or walk through flooded streets,” he warned at a news conference.

Heavy rains in mountainous countries such as Dominica and Saint Lucia can cause landslides and landslides.

The island of Santa Lucia, with a population of about 180,000, was hit by Maria a few days after she had collected emergency supplies for the neighboring islands hit by Irma.

Acting Prime Minister Lenard Montoute urged residents to “stay alert”.

But Santa Lucia seems to have escaped Maria’s fury, said the local emergency management organization (NEMO). However, landslides, floods and power outages were reported.

To the north of the Lesser Antilles, in Antigua and Barbuda, residents spent the day tapping doors and windows.

Antigua suffered no major damage during Irma’s passage, but most of the houses on its sister island, Barbuda, were destroyed and hundreds of people still live in shelters.

Ian Edwards, a 69-year-old retired businessman, said he was all set to receive a hurricane because he had not yet returned to normal after Irma.

” I re-pruned the trees today and all I need to do is close the shutters and pray for Mary to be kind to us, ” he told AFP.