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International Recovery Platform

Hurricane Ivan, 2004

Country Grenada

Brief Overview of the Disaster
On 7 September 2004, Hurricane Ivan, one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the Caribbean region in the last 10 years, ravaged Grenada with rain and winds of 220 kilometres per hour. 'Ivan,' a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, left behind an unimaginable scene of destruction and despair on this tri-island nation of 102,000 inhabitants.Some 37 people died and most of the population of Grenada was affected to a greater or lesser extent. Of the six parishes, St. Andrew, St. David, St. Georges and St. John were completely devastated, and the destruction is very striking in all remaining parishes as well. Approximately 90% of the houses were damaged or destroyed; according to government estimates, some 50% of the population is now homeless.

Displaced Not specified
Dead 39
Missing Not specified
Injured Not specified
Housing Destroyed/Damaged Approximately 90% of the houses were damaged or destroyed; according to government estimates
Total Damage and Losses (in USD) 889million
Note Total affected:60,000
Main Source http://cidi.org/disaster/04b/ixl115.html
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GLIDE No. TC-2004-000089-GRD