San Juan: A tropical storm has unleashed itself on the Caribbean islands of Dominica as it makes his way through the Caribbean. The storm has claimed 27 lives thus far, reported a Dominican media portal.
Dozens more were still missing in the storm “Erika”.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit suggested earlier Friday that the toll was in the range of 20. But the exact numbers haven’t yet been specified.
Dominica’s works and communications minister Ian Pinnar told a radio station that authorities had recovered 14 bodies and were searching for at least 25 people listed as missing.
While a spokesperson for the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency, based in Barbados, said as many as 30 people were missing in Dominica.
Most of the 27 fatalities were in the southeastern area of Petite Savanne, according to the report.
The worst natural disaster in Dominica’s recent history was in 1979, when Hurricane David caused 32 deaths.
Houston, September 5, 2017 : For over a week in August, Houston, home to almost six million people, became a city under siege. As hurricane Harvey left the streets swamped and the people marooned without food and water, Sewa International volunteers in Houston took to the ground to undertake relief and rescue operations.
Sewa International is a Hindu faith-based, nonprofit service organization that specializes in undertaking disaster relief and rehabilitation programs.
Living up to their motto, ‘Together we serve better’ and smiling even in the face of adversity, teams of volunteers constantly coordinated relief efforts undertaken by Sewa volunteers in their respective local Houston municipalities along with helping people find shelter during the heavy rains. Additionally, the volunteers also delivered food to people stranded during the storm.
In the aftermath of the destructive tropical storm, relief efforts by Sewa International volunteers, largely assisted by the Indian community in Houston, continue to provide rescue and respite to the victims of hurricane Harvey. Volunteers are committed to rescuing people stranded on the roads in their trucks and boats while doctors associated with the organization are offering free medical consultation.
Sewa Hot Line: (281) 909-7392 / (281) 909-SEWA
Sewa International is aiming to provide survivors with emergency supplies like food, water, shelter and medicine, along with assistance in the long run to help flood-affected Texans recover and rebuild their property.
The Houston chapter of Sewa International is now appealing to all businesses and non-profit organizations to join hands in helping Texans deal with these stressful times and offer aid in whichever manner they can. All resources will be listed in Sewa International’s help directory on their website and will be publicized throughout the community.
People wanting to pitch in from afar can donate to Sewa International and assist the victims affected by the storm.
You can extend assistance by donating money or registering yourself as a volunteer with Sewa International for home cleaning, and distribution of food and emergency kits.
All donations and registrations can be made at the Sewa International website here
Sewa International volunteers can be reached at their Hot Line: (281) 909-7392 / (281) 909-SEWA
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