Is Heavy Flooding In St. Lucia A Glimpse Into The Future Of The Caribbean?

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Photo Credits: All photos from denneryvibe.net

[P]eople are currently living in difficult conditions with the absence of piped water, lack of electricity within homes and the inability to prepare meals due to the loss of kitchen equipment and other utensils”. ~IFRC flood report

In the past 2 weeks, St Lucia has been experiencing heavy rainfall, causing flash flooding that effects 200 people in the Dennery Quarter, located in the eastern part of the island due to Hurricane Otto.

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$44,194US has been allocated from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to assist affected families.

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It seems the situation has been made worse because all of the back to school uniforms, books and supplies recently bought for the children are also gone. Heavy rainfall is still expected through November.

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Do to global warming ocean temperatures are rising and leading to more frequent and violent storms. The islands of the Caribbean are especially vulnerable. Beach erosion, which is already a problem, will lead to a drop in tourism. This alone will lead to serious financial peril as many Caribbean economies are based tourism.

Atlantic Hurricane Season is from June 1 – November 30

The St. Lucia Red Cross tweeted: Support the flood victims of Dennery. Donate to Royal Bank of Canada Acc#100 842 4

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Scr: Red Cross responds to St Lucia floods

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