Maria made landfall on Dominica late Monday, coming ashore at
9:15 p.m. ET. It was so powerful that it tore the roof off the Prime
"Personally I was affected," Skerrit said. "The
roof of the residence caved in because of the strength of the wind.
But I was taken to safe ground by ... police officers, thank God.
"This hurricane stayed in the country for a very, very long
time and (was) just unrelenting. I don't think there were very many
roofs which would survive the hurricane."
In a Facebook post he added: "So far we have lost all what
money can buy and replace.
"My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news
of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely
landslides triggered by persistent rains."