St. Vincent: Floods - Sep 2008
This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.
Programme purpose: National Societies in the Caribbean region are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes that contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people. These programmes are aligned with the International Federation's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".
The Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM) Fund announces the third call for project proposals. Grants will be made on a competitive basis to support small-scale projects at the community level that deliver measurable results in natural disaster risk reduction and/or in the reduction of the negative impacts of climate change. Projects may range in duration from a few months to two years in maximum duration.
Priority will be given to projects in the $25,000 to $75,000 CDN range.
On Friday, September 19, 2008, as a result of the passage of a tropical wave, St Vincent and the Grenadines was drenched by heavy rains which resulted in one (1) death, island wide flooding and landslides which left many roads blocked.
The heavy rains began at about 2.00am and continued for approximately the next twenty four hours. By 6.00am residents were reporting houses being flooded out, rivers overflowing bridges and landslides in several areas of the country.
NATURE OF EVENT: Heavy Morning rains associated with a trough system have resulted in flooding and landslides in several areas of the country. Between 8:00p.m last night and 6:00 am this morning, almost two (2) inches of rainfall was recorded at the E.T Joshua Airport.
At 11:00a.m today, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Office placed St. Vincent and the Grenadines under flood warning until 6:00p.m today.