CARICOM extends sympathy to hurricane-damaged US

Texas National Guard soldiers arrive to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Aug., 27, 2017. Photo: Texas Military Department via EPA

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its sympathies to the Government and people of the United States and especially the State of Texas on the loss of lives and extensive damage to property and infrastructure following the passage of Hurricane Harvey.

CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a message to US President Mr. Donald Trump, expressed the Community’s confidence that the people of Texas and the wider USA have the resilience to recover from the disaster, and he gave the assurance that the Community stands with them at this time of disaster.

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in 50 years when it made landfall on Friday, brought record rainfall which caused unprecedented flooding and drove thousands from their homes. Several deaths have been reported.

“The widespread destruction wrought by this hurricane has brought suffering to many and will necessitate a significant and lengthy rebuilding process,” the CARICOM Secretary-General said.

“The unprecedented nature of this climatic event highlights the unusual nature of weather patterns that continue to affect nations across the globe,” he added.

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  1. Bala
    August 30, 2017

    What about the people in Sierra Leone and India at this time as they go through similar situation.
    Sympathy to the U.S. too
    But I’m very much concern as NONE of our leader sympathize with them.

    We all cry mother africa but not much attention is given to them
    PLEASE help the people in Sierra Leone

  2. CM
    August 30, 2017

    How much aid is CARICOM providing to back up its words?

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