Key Words: Dominica’s prime minister gives harrowing live updates as Hurricane Maria hits

As Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica on Monday night, the prime minister of the tiny Caribbean island provided harrowing live updates on Facebook.

“My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding.”

Roosevelt Skerrit

“The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God!” wrote Roosevelt Skerrit in a series of posts.

“We do not know what is happening outside. We not dare look out. All we are hearing is the sound of galvanize flying. The sound of the fury of the wind. As we pray for its end!,” he wrote.

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