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20 Aug 2007 description

BACKGROUND AND KEY DEVELOPMENTS

Hurricane Dean did not cause significant damage to the Eastern Caribbean islands, except for Dominica and St. Lucia, and Martinique. In Dominica, local reports indicate a major impact on the agricultural sector, damage to house roofs, uprooted trees, and power outages across the island. Heavy rainfall resulted in several landslides.

Local damage assessment teams are on the ground collecting information, surveying the area, and estimating total damages, according to the U.S. Embassy in Barbados. In St.