September 10, 2004: Headlines: COS - Grenada: Safety and Security of Volunteers: Hurricane: Peace Corps: Peace Corps reports All Volunteers in Grenada are Safe

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Peace Corps reports All Volunteers in Grenada are Safe

Peace Corps reports All Volunteers in Grenada are Safe

Peace Corps reports All Volunteers in Grenada are Safe

Peace Corps Programs Responding to Hurricane

All Volunteers in Grenada are Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 10, 2004 5:30 p.m. (EST) The Peace Corps continues its efforts to ensure the safety of its volunteers serving in Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and the Eastern Caribbean, which includes the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The storm is not expected to impact all islands in the Eastern Caribbean.

"The Peace Corps is taking every precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the volunteers serving in the areas that have been impacted and are in the potential path of Hurricane Ivan," said Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez. "All volunteers serving in the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti and Jamaica have been contacted and are in their designated safe houses."

As of this evening, all 23 volunteers in Grenada have been contacted and are unharmed. The Peace Corps country director traveled by boat today to the northern region of the island to contact the three volunteers located in a safe house in the area. All volunteers in Grenada have food and water and will remain at their safe house locations until further notice.

The emergency operations center at the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., is operational. Peace Corps staff in Washington, D.C., are in constant communication with the staff at post (located on the island of St. Lucia), the State Department, and the Embassy.

In preparation for possible crisis situations and natural disasters, each Peace Corps program has an Emergency Action Plan specific to that country and developed in cooperation with the Embassy and Peace Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The plans are tested frequently and information is updated constantly. Volunteers are thoroughly trained in their role and responsibilities in the Emergency Action Plan. Posts are prepared for all emergencies.




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