Disaster response Grenada

Hurricane Ivan

Published on Sep 10, 2004 02:00 AM  -  Updated on Jul 09, 2019 04:47 PM
In September 2004, the strongest hurricane of the 2004 hurricane season swept the Atlantic Basin, causing catastrophic damage to Grenada. The land telecommunications and electricity network were the most damaged by the hurricane ; the mobile network was completely saturated. A great number of NGOs, institutions and local workers mobilized in St. George, the capital; however, they were unable to make contact off the island, on the island with difficulty. With the support of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), TSF deployed on the island of Grenada to offer satellite lines for the benefit of the population, as well as data transmissions for relief organizations.

Context: Hurricane
Start date: 10/09/2004
End date: 01/10/2004
Areas of intervention: St George

Activities :

  • Telecoms centre
  • Humanitarian calling operations

3 telecoms centres
33 NGOs connected
675 calls offered

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