United States relief to hurricane affected Dominica & St. Lucia

The United States government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today provided two Eastern Caribbean Islands affected by Hurricane Dean with cash and materials to aid in their recovery from the destruction caused by the passage of the recent hurricane.

In response to a request from the Government of Dominica on Wednesday August 22, 2007, USAID donated US $25,000 intended for purchase of emergency shelter repair materials for the affected island.

Today?s relief flight provided 75 rolls of plastic sheeting on seven skids and five loose boxes of the plastic sheeting. USAID is cooperating on-the-ground with the Dominican Office of Disaster Management.

USAID also responded to a request from the National Emergency Organization of St. Lucia with an airlift of 50 rolls of plastic sheeting to that island today.

The U.S Charge D’Affaires Clyde Howard expressed regret for the loss of life and damage to homes and infrastructure as a result of the passage of hurricane Dean.

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