Written by on August 29, 2017

Steve Culver comforts his dog Otis on August 26. Click on image to enlarge.

The Government and People of Grenada express deepest concern and empathy to the Government and People of the United States, especially in areas of Texas that have been devastated by the passage of Hurricane Harvey.

There are many Grenadians and friends of Grenada living in Houston and other areas who have experienced Harvey’s wrath, and we assure that the thoughts and prayers of your brothers and sisters in Grenada and our Diaspora communities are with you.

Grenada stands willing and ready to assist in any way possible to aid in recovery efforts.

Already, our Embassy in Washington DC, as well as other Consulate offices in the United States, such as Miami and New York, are in communication with affected citizens and organizations to ascertain their well-being and needs.  To that end, the Government of Grenada, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been notified by the United States Department of State that so far, there has been no reports or information concerning foreign national fatalities or injuries related to Hurricane Harvey.  Grenada has been assured that in the event such information becomes available, then the relevant foreign mission will be promptly notified via its Embassy in Washington, DC.

We are in the Hurricane Season, and disasters such as Hurricane Harvey remind us not only of our own vulnerabilities as Small Island Developing States, but also of the global impact that any one disaster can have.

Such catastrophic occurrences also reinforce the need for continued preparation and world cooperation to guard against natural disasters and the effects of climate change.

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