Ivan made its way through the Caribbean
leaving behind a path of destruction.
Its impact was felt in Venezuela,
Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St.
Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados,
Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and Cuba.
The small island nation of Grenada
was perhaps the hardest hit. When
Ivan passed though Grenada on Tuesday,
September 7, the National Hurricane
Center reported that winds were at
120 mph. The hurricane caused structural
damage to most buildings in the Grenadian
capital of St. George's, including
the emergency operations center of
the National Emergency Relief Organization,
the Prime Minister's residence, several
schools, the main hospital, and the
prison. With a total population of
110,000, the vast majority of Grenadians
(85,000 to 90,000 people) were significantly
affected by the storm. The Organization
of Eastern Caribbean States reports
that Hurricane Ivan caused approximately
$667 million in direct damage to Grenada
and approximately $91 million in indirect
damage. The most affected sectors
include tourism, housing, and agriculture.