News Americas, FAR ROCKAWAY, NY, Mon. Nov. 5, 20102: An elderly Grenadian man has been confirmed as one of the New York victims of Super storm Sandy.
Grenada Consul General to New York, Derrick James, confirmed the death, revealing that the man, Eden Jolly believed to be in his 60’s and originally from Sauteurs, St Patrick, Grenada, drowned in flood water in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York last Monday.
“It’s with great sadness we inform nationals about this tragic incident,” said Consul General James. “On behalf of the Grenadian community I want to express sympathies to the family of Mr Jolly.”
The news came as the Consulate and GRENCAP United completed a tour of devastated areas in Brooklyn and provided assistance to some Grenadian nationals affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique United, (GRENCAP) ,is a group that includes more than 50 Grenadian organizations based in New York.
“We are bringing together people who could provide useful information for victims of Sandy including home repairs,” said James.
The death toll from Sandy in the U.S. is 113, with 48 lives claimed in NYC alone.
Hurricane Sandy-related fatalities by state:
New York – 48
New Jersey – 24
Pennsylvania – 14
Maryland – 11
West Virginia – 7
Connecticut – 4
North Carolina – 2
Virginia – 2
New Hampshire – 1