21 Sep Air Serv expands hurricane response – Humanitarian Air Service send planes to Haiti and Grenada
WARRENTON, Virginia, Sept. 21, 2004 – Air Serv International dispatched its Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft to Haiti today, responding to the destruction of Hurricane Jeanne that killed at least 600 people in Haiti this weekend. The humanitarian air service also sent a King Air 200 to Grenada, to continue its response to earlier hurricanes in that region, and to position aircraft for additional storms in the deadly 2004 hurricane season.
The planes will be used to transport humanitarian aid workers and supplies to areas not readily accessible by road. In Gonaives, Haiti, which suffered the worst of the damage, there is still six to nine feet of water on the roads. Aid workers and Haitian authorities reported most of the victims have died in floods and mudslides.
Earlier this month, an Air Serv Grand Caravan was the first aircraft to arrive in Jamaica in the aftermath of the Hurricane Ivan.
Air Serv International is a humanitarian organization that excels in transportation and communication links. Air Serv provides safe, reliable, and cost effective air transport to humanitarian agencies involved in relief and development activities.
Jim Jewell, Rooftop Public Relations