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Airport flooding blamed on cistern overflow

Airport flooding blamed on cistern overflow

| 26/06/2019 | 129 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has said the flooding at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) Tuesday was due to its rain harvesting system being overwhelmed and not as a result of leaks or water breaching the buildings, doors or windows. Officials said that during the heavy downpour in the afternoon, the airport’s 220,000-gallon […]

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TS Kirk expected to dissipate as it moves into Caribbean

TS Kirk expected to dissipate as it moves into Caribbean

| 27/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): On again, off again Tropical Storm Kirk was moving through the Lesser Antilles packing winds of 50mph as the National Hurricane Centre released its afternoon bulletin. Weather officials in Cayman said the storm posed no immediate threat to Cayman despite heading in our direction as it was expected to dissipate before reaching us. Kirk is […]

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Trio of potential storms brewing in Atlantic

Trio of potential storms brewing in Atlantic

| 17/08/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The National Hurricane Center in Miami is watching three weather systems in the Atlantic, all of which have the potential to become storms over the next few days that could eventually move into the Cayman area. Shower activity about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles was conducive for development, weather experts said Thursday morning, warning that […]

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Tropical Storm Don rolls towards Windward Islands

Tropical Storm Don rolls towards Windward Islands

| 18/07/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Don, which emerged last night several hundred miles southeast of Barbados, was rolling towards the Windward Islands Tuesday. At 8am the storm was around 210 miles southeast of Barbados and some 320 miles east of Grenada, with winds in excess of 50mph. The NHC said Don was moving west at about 18 miles […]

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Cayman begins efforts to help in wake of Matthew

Cayman begins efforts to help in wake of Matthew

| 07/10/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS) With reports from Haiti suggesting more than 800 people were killed when category 4 Hurricane Matthew swept across its south-west peninsular this week, Cayman has begun collecting supplies and coordinating relief efforts for all those suffering in the region as a result of the damaging storm. The Cayman Islands Red Cross has launched an […]

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CAL cancels flights as Matthew approaches Miami

CAL cancels flights as Matthew approaches Miami

| 06/10/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways has cancelled four flights between here and Miami International Airport as ground handling operations there were suspended at noon (their time) Thursday. Because weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate this afternoon due to Hurricane Matthew, flights KX104, KX105, KX106 and KX107 have been cancelled, the airline said in a release. All flights for Friday […]

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US military to use Cayman as disaster relief staging post

US military to use Cayman as disaster relief staging post

| 04/10/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The US forces sent a team of around 100 military personnel and nine helicopters to Cayman Tuesday, in readiness to support disaster relief operations in the region if needed in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. In a release from the US Department of Defence, officials said a special-purpose marine air-ground task force left Honduras’ […]

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Premier: Matthew serves as warning to be prepared

Premier: Matthew serves as warning to be prepared

| 03/10/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): As Hurricane Matthew rolled toward Jamaica and Haiti Monday afternoon, Premier Alden McLaughlin said he wanted to remind all residents that no one can afford to be complacent in hurricane season. Although the category 4 hurricane is expected to pass more than 340 miles to the east of the Cayman Islands Tuesday, the premier […]

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Matthew heads north towards Jamaica and Haiti

Matthew heads north towards Jamaica and Haiti

| 03/10/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): At 8am Monday morning Hurricane Matthew was heading north at around 6mph and is expected to approach Jamaica and southwestern Haiti later tonight. The storm is now expected to pass more than 330 miles to the east of the Sister Islands, but local weather officials urged residents to continue monitoring the dangerous storm. Packing […]

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Severe weather warning ahead for Sister Islands

Severe weather warning ahead for Sister Islands

| 30/09/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): As Hurricane Matthew rapidly increased to a category 4 hurricane Friday, the National Weather Service said it would be issuing a severe weather warning for the Sister Islands as the system was expected to pass within 240 miles of Cayman Brac on Monday. Cayman Airways also announced it would be waiving change fees for […]

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Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

| 29/09/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The risk that Hurricane Matthew could hit any of the Cayman Islands diminished Thursday night as forecasters at the National Hurricane Center predicted a turn to the north well before the storm reaches our area. Matthew is now expected to past well to the east of Cayman, but despite the change in the forecast […]

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