Posted 09-08-2004 at 15:09:24
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Hurricane Ivan has left Grenada devastated.
Various reports from Grenada have stated that the number of deaths due to Hurricane Ivan now stands at 24.
85% of the island is reported to have been demolished by Ivan.
Buildings have been flattened and/or their roofs blown away by the force of Ivan's winds which have been said to have reached strength of approx. 90 mph. Major buildings and Public facilities have been damaged.
The Nutmeg plantations which is a major income earner for Grenadians have been flattened.
Electricity, Water and Telephone communications are out in the majority of the island.
A State of Emergency may be declared.
Just about now a Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard vessel with various teams will arrive in Grenada.
Trinidad and Tobago NEMA is collecting relief items for both Tobago and Grenada. There are constant requests over the radio stations for Public assistance in providing relief items. Some of the requested items are:
Plastic sheeting, canvas, tarpaulins, tents, lumber, nails, roofing sheets, bottled water, clothing, diapers, blankets, bed sheets, non-perishable food stuff etc etc. Shed #3 at the Port of Spain, Trinidad Docks is the collection point for donations of relief supplies.