were then delivered to Tyrrell Bay by our Host, Mr. Scraper Gay, and accommodated
in two of his villas. Accommodation costs of US$70/p/day are currently
being incurred and the team is actively seeking a more permanent base.
A meeting of Community leaders was called for 7pm and
some 20 representatives greeted us, with Mr. Gay as host. Present was
Mrs. Maria Alexis, Revenue officer, Chair, Carriacou Disaster Preparedness
Committee along with members from key areas within Carriacou including
Mr. Karl Benjaman from the public works department, teachers, environmentalist,
social workers, members of the Carnival Committee, musicians, poets, artist
and public spirited individuals.
A lively discussion ensued, with residents indicating
the damages within the community as’rather' extensive, though certainly
not on the scale of Grenada. Urgent appeals were made especially to Col.
BURROWES of the Salvation Army to come to the aid of the local churches.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Father Tommy Barrett – Top Hill/Mt. Royal
Father Jimmy – Windward / Petit Martinique
ANGLICAN – Father Rosewell –Hillsborough
PENTECOSTAL – Pastor Guy
ADVENTIST – Leo Fleary
EVANGELICAL – Sidney Coudjoe
CURCH WITH NO LIMITS - Paster Happy
Please send ARMY representative as soon as possible; damages
are being assessed and tarps are desperately needed to secure roof of
RC church. Father Tommy is terribly shocked and the interior is also water
damaged. There is dire need for linens, blankets and food supplies
meeting continued and a list of over 450 properties has already been documented
as damaged by Ivan the Terrible. Houses have been destroyed, animals and
pets are suffering. These chickens and dog were fed by the relief team
entering the area. This house has been destroyed.
were informed that the Hospital has roof problems and is low on medical
supplies. We are to pay a courtesy call on the hospital and Ministry of
Carriacou and Petit Martinique Affairs, the Permanent Secretary. Mrs.
Bernadette Sylvester and Minister Elvin Nimrod.
were also given on the civil situation by Government Engineer, Mr. Karl
Benjamin. Roads have been damaged and local power is under restoration
except for rural areas. Many poles and lines were downed and this damage
is under assessment and power restored where it is determined to be safe.
The Belmont Post office needs tarpaulins as the roof is off, post cannot
be delivered. Urgent help is needed in this area.
Mr. Stannel Duncan to be contacted at Water Authority:
There is no real capability for assessing water testing, as all water
supplies are privately cisterned so we have advised boiling water for
household use and use of water purification tablets; advised 6 drops of
Clorox per gallon for ice, brushing teeth etc, use of bottled water for
children and baby formulas.
NEEDS: tarpaulins, water purification tablets, CLOROX,
are many schools damaged and school is due to start on Monday.
Hillsborough Government school has lost much of its roof and students
are being housed in Community centre. This school serves 6 villages.
College requires 75 chairs and there are many damages to the property.
Dover Government School is also badly damaged and as some
schools serve as Hurricane Shelters, It is important that these damages
be assessed and resolved. <
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