This Rapid Damage and Impact Assessment report was prepared by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica following the devastating impacts of Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, 2015. It was undertaken jointly with technical support from the World Bank in close conjunction with other development partners and international organizations.
The assessment seeks to provide the Dominican government with a quantitative basis upon which to design and build a comprehensive reconstruction and financing strategy. From September 7-18, 2015, researchers conducted a preliminary assessment of the storm's damage and estimated the related macroeconomic implications of the event. In addition to the rapid assessment, the researchers reflected the estimated damage in the medium- to longer-term reconstruction and recovery phases following the initial relief processes.