NaDMA Grenada Situation Report #1 - Tropical Wave - August 1st, 2018

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Nature of Event

Tropical Wave which generated torrential rainfall and resulted in landslides and flooding in several areas.

Areas Affected

The Parishes of St. David and St. George were severely affected

Actions Taken


  • Press Conference conducted, 1pm August 1, 2018
  • Public sector workers released at midday August 1, 2018 ‐ Private sector were encouraged to release workers at 3 pm
  • A meeting of the National Emergency Advisory Council was held on August 2 at 10:00 a.m. At this meeting the Parishes of St. David and St. George were declared as disaster areas
  • Damage Assessment –ongoing
  • Road Clearance/Debris removal ‐ ongoing

Security Services

  • Activated its Emergency Operations Plan
  • Traffic control carried out
  • Search and Rescue conducted
  • Assisted with road clearance

Grenada Airports Authority

  • Two flights were diverted to Barbados
  • Liat and AA ‐ Other Flights delayed
  • AA, Liat, Jet Blue and BWIA
  • Operations later returned to normal


  • Activated Emergency plan
  • Assisted with Road Clearance


  • Activated Emergency plan virtually
  • Flooding of the Maternity ward at the general hospital was addressed


  • Electricity was disconnected in a few areas due to flooding and was later restored


  • Water supply was shut off in some areas
  • Water supply disrupted in other areas due to broken lines, no major damage reported