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2019 a hot, dry year for Cayman

2019 a hot, dry year for Cayman

| 13/01/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): As scientists around the world release their weather measurements for 2019, showing that last year was the second hottest year on record for the planet and ending the hottest driest decade ever recorded, local weather experts have also confirmed that it was also dry and hot in Cayman. Although the year started with the […]

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DoE warns of King Tides and calls for info

DoE warns of King Tides and calls for info

| 07/01/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Cayman is expected to experience some ‘King Tides’ from this weekend, according to scientific predictions, and the Department of the Environment is asking people to help them collect information on these higher than usual tides and potential flooding. DoE officials said they need data to better measure the effect such tides can have, coupled […]

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Containers wash off flooded cargo dock

Containers wash off flooded cargo dock

| 19/12/2019 | 145 Comments

(CNS): Images from webcams at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) and posts on social media on Thursday showed serious flooding at the cargo dock in George Town, where at least three empty containers were washed out to sea. Acting Port Director Joseph Woods said swells were breaking over the dock, which is […]

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Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

| 04/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): While many people in the Cayman Islands are eager to help the people of the Bahamas as they deal with the fallout from Hurricane Dorian, the Cayman government is stressing that the best way to help is through an organised and coordinated official process and that, however well-intentioned, sending items may do more harm […]

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Cayman stands ready to help the Bahamas

Cayman stands ready to help the Bahamas

| 02/09/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has offered to deploy its police helicopter to the Bahamas as an initial response to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which is continuing to devastate the northern islands. Governor Martyn Roper said that “Cayman stands ready to help our friends in the Bahamas in the best way that we […]

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Monster storm Dorian stalls over Bahamas

Monster storm Dorian stalls over Bahamas

| 02/09/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Bahamas has reported the first confirmed death resulting from category 5 Hurricane Dorian as it passed over the Abaco Islands, and the Bahamas Press is now posting “a growing wall of missing persons” on its social media pages. They say that seven year-old Lachino Mcintosh drowned and his sister is missing. Dorian has […]

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Bahamas braces for cat 5 Dorian

Bahamas braces for cat 5 Dorian

| 01/09/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Hurricane Dorian, a massive, slow moving storm, which now has 180mph winds in the eye wall with gusts up to 220mph, is currently slamming into The Bahamas. The powerful hurricane has just made landfall at the Abaco Islands and will then move on to Grand Bahama Island. As Dorian is only moving at 8mph, […]

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TS Dorian could be season’s first hurricane

TS Dorian could be season’s first hurricane

| 26/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): At 8am on Monday morning Tropical Storm Dorian was moving west towards the Windward Islands at around 14 mph with winds of near 60mph. While Dorian is a small cyclone, forecasters are predicting that it will be a hurricane by the middle of this week. Following a very slow start to the season, TS […]

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PAHO issues warning about heatwaves

PAHO issues warning about heatwaves

| 16/07/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): With weather forecasters calling for a heatwave this summer in the Caribbean region, as well as in Europe and other parts of the northern hemisphere, the Pan-American Health Organization is urging countries to come up with contingency plans to address the potential impact on people’s health and save lives. This current heatwave is expected […]

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NRA tackling flooding after deluge

NRA tackling flooding after deluge

| 25/06/2019 | 127 Comments

(CNS): A heavy downpour of rain over George Town on Tuesday saw the roads in and around the capital awash with water; the rain also breached the new arrivals hall of the recently renovated Owen Roberts International Airport. Traffic was snarled up in the unexpected deluge, which flooded the Humane Society and other buildings. Officials […]

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Another warning of climate chaos within 30 years

Another warning of climate chaos within 30 years

| 05/06/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): A new research paper published on World Environment Day warns of ‘outright chaos’ if mankind does not do something to reverse climate change. “Climate change now represents a near- to mid-term existential threat to human civilisation,” according to the authors of the paper, David Spratt, a climate scientist, and Ian Dunlop, a former fossil […]

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