Friday 16 November, 2018

Watch: Heavy rains brings flash flooding in Grenada

Photo: River Road in Grenada was affected by riverine and flash flooding after heavy rainfall earlier this week.

Photo: River Road in Grenada was affected by riverine and flash flooding after heavy rainfall earlier this week.

Parts of Grenada were awash with torrential floodwaters after heavy rains swept over the island earlier this week.

According to an update from Barbados Meteorological Services, the rainfall on August 1, 2018 was the result of a tropical wave and an Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) which brought heavy rainfall.

The torrential flooding caused water levels to rise dramatically, leaving cars, trucks and houses damaged in its wake.

The Antigua Meteorological Service said the Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada received close to six inches of rainfall in 12 hours which may have contributed to the massive flooding.

(Video: Rover Road in Grenada awash with flood water after torrential rainfall over a seven-hour period.)

According to a report by Now Grenada, the National Emergency Advisory Council was due to hold a meeting on Thursday to assess the extent of the damages and mobilise assistance and relief operations.

Sylvan McIntyre, Acting Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) said that initial assessments have already been started and additional assessments will be conducte by the Ministries of Finance and Works and Transport.

 

Although there were reports of landslides, flooded homes and roadways and land slippages, the Agency said so far, there were no reports of loss of life. 

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