On Tuesday night, December 24th, 225mm of rain fell on St. Vincent & the Grenadines over only a few hours resulting in flash floods and loss of life.
While the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) mobilized, RRT also mobilized and provided meals and 50 beds for persons sheltered in an emergency centre on Wednesday evening.
About 240 persons were placed in emergency shelters as they had lost their homes and all their possessions. As one Vincentian put it “We simply had to run for our lives. There was no time to grab anything, not even our mobile phones”.