Released 26 August 2011
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The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory
Emergency Disaster Services
26 August 2011
Hurricane Irene, a Category 3 Hurricane swept through the Turks and Caicos islands in the afternoon of 24 August. Irene, did not cause much structural damage but did cause wide spreading flooding throughout the island. Many residents of the islands have been place in temporary shelters as they cannot gain access to their homes.
The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory's Emergency Disaster Service Team has been in contact with Salvation Army Personnel on the islands and is ready to be of assistance. The EDS Team has partnered with Missionary Flights International (www.missionaryflights.org) to have bottled water and food shipped to Provo, Turks and Caicos on Saturday 27 August.
At the time of this release the most urgent needs for the islands are food, bottled water, tarps and clean up kits. Salvation Army Personnel remains on the scene ready to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people impacted by this tragedy.
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