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15 Jul 2005 description

Episcopal Relief and Development is monitoring Hurricane Emily, a powerful Category 3 storm with 125 mph winds, as it heads towards the central Caribbean Sea.

On Thursday, the hurricane struck the Windward Islands, hitting St. Vincent with strong winds which tore the roofs off homes. Damage assessments continue, particularly of the island's banana crop.

One person was killed in Grenada following heavy rain which caused flooding and mudslides. The storm also flooded areas in Trinidad and Tobago.

Hurricane Emily is now headed toward Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

14 Feb 2005 description

Episcopal Relief and Development is providing emergency assistance in Venezuela after torrential rains caused flooding and mudslides throughout the country. At least 37 people have been killed over the past week and 42 others have been injured. Over 16,000 people are homeless after their homes were washed away or partly destroyed by the rains. Thousands of families have been evacuated from communities along the coast blocked by overflowing rivers.