The Caribbean island of Grenada was hit by heavy rain and flooding from 01 August 2018. The rain was caused by a tropical wave interacting with the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
Preliminary reports from National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) in Grenada confirmed several landslides, flooded homes and roadways and land slippages throughout the island. Full damage assessments are yet to be carried out.
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), quoting NaDMA sources, said there have been no injuries or causalities so far.
Two of the island’s six parishes – St. George and St. David – have been declared disaster zones by Grenada’s National Emergency Advisory Council.
Flood in GRENADA
In CARICOM _YOU GOT TO HAVE A CONSISTENCE LEVEL OF POUNDING TO ACT ON CLIMATE _ BUILD BACK BETTER IS ROOF MENTALLY IN CARICOM – NOT DRAINAGE TO ALLEVIATE INCREASE PRECIPITATION pic.twitter.com/GflvNyh0S2
— Caribbean disaster (@BagalueSunab) August 1, 2018
Heavy rainfall from Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) has resulted in widespread flooding in Grenada, which has triggered numerous landslides.
Prelim reports from NaDMA Grenada confirm there are no injuries or causalities. We continue to monitor the situation. pic.twitter.com/Q3aajTJPk2
— CDEMA (@cdemacu) August 2, 2018
B - St. Davids
St. George's and St. David's Parishes - August 1 to August 3, 2018
Estimated figure: Preliminary reports from National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) in Grenada confirmed several landslides, flooded homes and roadways and land slippages throughout the island.