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Grenada: Hurricane: 2004/09/08 Country Information on DRR

Period 2004/09/08
Country or District Grenada
Event Type Hurricane
Outline Hurricane Ivan made a direct hit on Grenada with ferocious winds, causing "incalculable damage" and killing at least nine people as it turned concrete homes into rubble and hurled hundreds of the island's trademark red zinc roofs through the air, officials said Wednesday.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA Situation Report No. 4
According to IFRC, approximately 90% of the Grenada's homes have been damaged and around 60,000 people (out of a population of approximately 95,000) are homeless: Thousands of people are accommodated in 47 shelters. There is no water or electricity supplies in the island.

Approximately 60,000 people are reported to be homeless with 5,000 to 8,000 persons in 47 emergency shelters. The temporary halt to the flow of emergency supplies into Grenada issued yesterday will be lifted as of 5:00am today Saturday September 11, 2004. The Caribbean Disaster Relief Unit is now operational at both the air and sea ports and responsible for managing all incoming relief supplies.

Grenada severely impacted by Hurricane Ivan, CDERA and partners deploying immediate assistance

ABC News 2004/09/09
The most powerful hurricane to hit Grenada in a decade killed at least 12 people, damaged 90 percent its homes and destroyed a prison, leaving criminals on the loose, officials said Wednesday. American medical students were taking precautions against looters.

Reuters 2004/09/08
Hurricane Ivan killed at least 20 people as it laid waste to the tiny spice island of Grenada, officials said on Wednesday as the storm swept through the Caribbean heading west.

CNN 2004/09/08
Hurricane Ivan made a direct hit on Grenada with ferocious winds, causing "incalculable damage" and killing at least nine people.

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National Hurricane Center 2004/09/08
Hurricane Ivan 5-Day Forecast Track

Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center

CDERA(Caribbean Disaster Emergency Responce Agency) begins to distribute information page for Grenadian situations.


Photographs from Grenada