Hurricane Tomas strengthened on Sunday after ripping off roofs and knocking down trees and power lines in SVG.
Addressing the nation this morning SUNDAY Oct 31st the Prime Minister stated over 1000 persons are now in shelters across St.Vincent, over 300 houses are now without roofs and they are reported to be close to 30 major landslides across the nation cutting off villages.
some parts of the country is still without water and light as a major undertaken is now on the way to start clearing roads and rebuilding the damage done by the passage of hurricane tomas.
Tomas, the 12th hurricane of a very active 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, was packing top sustained winds of 100 miles (160 km) per hour, making it a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson five-step scale of intensity.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center forecast some additional strengthening on Sunday as Tomas moved away from the Windward Islands on a west-northwest track.
Forecasts showed Tomas strengthening by Tuesday to a Category 3 or 4 hurricane, with projected wind speeds greater than 111 miles (178 km) per hour, as it passed south of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
"This is a very dangerous hurricane that is just beginning to get going," hurricane expert Jeff Masters of private U.S. forecaster Weather