Utilities soon restored in Grenada where Emily has destroyed half of the housing stock in Mt Rich, St Patricks

Situation Report
Originally published
As of 4:00 pm July 15, 2005 the situation relating to the impact and recovery efforts following the passage of Hurricane Emily on Thursday morning July 21, 2005 is as follows.


GRENLEC reported the following:

1. Power restoration to business places is be given priority;

2. Power to Petit Martinique has been restored and Carriacou expects to receive service by 6:00 p.m. today;

3. The south of the island will receive power in a few days;

4. The Town of St. George is fully restored and Gouyave on the western side will be restored by 7:00 p.m. today.


1. Two aircrafts from Trinidad and Tobago and RSS respectively did an aerial view of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. The most affected areas were River Sallee, Soubise, Marquis and Telescope in the North of the island;

2. There was one confirmed death in St. Cloud's, St. Andrews as the result of a landslide;

3. Some persons in shelters are now returning home;

4. Supplies to the badly hit sister island of Carriacou including blankets, sleeping bags, flashlights and batteries etc. was facilitated by the Grenada Coast Guard;

5. CDERA has been in constant contact. Mr. Donovan Gentles of CDERA is expected in Grenada on Friday;

6. Information was disseminated more rapidly with this event;

7. The curfew hours has been revised to commence at 11:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 a.m.


1. 50% of the housing stock in Mt. Rich, St. Patrick's has reportedly been destroyed;

2. Discussions were held with USAID;

3. The technical team will be working on the western side on Friday 15th;

4. Galvanize from India is expected to arrive by August. The Cadrona Geriatric home has already been re-roofed as a matter of priority;

5. Some persons may have to remain in shelters for a longer period than anticipated since they have no homes to return to.


1. The dams in North East St. George's has been analysed and are all operational now;

2. Water will be restored to the western side of the island by tomorrow Friday;

3. Once power is restored to the badly hit eastern side the service will be restored there.


1. The team is currently out in the field conducting damage assessment exercise;

2. It has been noticed that the houses that were recently rebuilt better and stronger withstood the impasse;

3. The agricultural sector has been badly hit;

4. Infrastructure has not been badly affected;

5. The financial sector has responded admirably. They will be ready to operate from tomorrow Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


1. Contact has been made with the International Red Cross;

2. Request was made for 10,000 to 15,000 tarpaulins, hygiene kits, jeri cans and first aid kits which are specifically for the shelters. These supplies are expected to arrive on Saturday.


1. Based on a recommendation by the Chamber, business will resume as usual on Friday.


1. The roads on the western side of the island and St. Andrews have been cleared.

National Disaster Management Agency Grenada

GLIDE REF: TC-2005-000115-GRD