Tag: Hazard Management Cayman Islands

CIG has plans for national disaster fund

CIG has plans for national disaster fund

| 06/06/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Government has released a new piece of legislation which will pave the way to establish a national disaster fund that can be used to cover the immediate costs the country could face in the wake of a hurricane or other disaster, man-made or natural. This amendment to the Disaster Preparedness [...]

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Officials begin pre-season hurricane exercises

Officials begin pre-season hurricane exercises

| 03/05/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): With just four weeks to go before the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, relevant government officials began their preparation exercises this week. The National Hazard Management Council met Tuesday at the start of the National Hurricane Exercise, which has been named for Kirkland N [...]

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Testing continues for new emergency radio comms

Testing continues for new emergency radio comms

| 11/04/2018 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Government is moving ahead with plans to install a “cutting edge” communication system for the emergency services. With new equipment for the project due to arrive on island within the week, the next phase of testing has been underway after a team of Motorola Solutions Systems En [...]

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Hazard officials believe exercise will improve responses

Hazard officials believe exercise will improve responses

| 19/03/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Government officials believe their response to any future tsunami warning will improve as a result of the Cayman Islands’ participation last week in a Caribbean-wide exercise. “The purpose of the exercise was to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and [...]

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Tsunami exercise planned to check responses

Tsunami exercise planned to check responses

| 12/03/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Officials have said that local authorities will be joining in a Caribbean-wide tsunami response exercise on Thursday in order to evaluate plans and communications strategies, increase preparedness, and improve regional coordination. Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) Deputy Director [...]

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OfReg and HMCI to create emergency notification system

OfReg and HMCI to create emergency notification system

| 06/03/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The government’s utilities regulator, OfReg, and Hazard Management Cayman Islands have joined forces to create an emergency notification system (ENS) to ensure widespread communication in the face of a man-made or natural disaster. Following the fuel depot fire at Jackson Point Termi [...]

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Plan underway to manage hazardous materials

Plan underway to manage hazardous materials

| 26/02/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is supporting the Cayman government in a project to develop a Hazardous Materials Management Response Plan for the country because, according to officials, no one is tracking what happens to dangerous substances once they arrive here. Hazard Managemen [...]

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Officials rule out costly national siren

Officials rule out costly national siren

| 11/01/2018 | 83 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands government will not be investing in a national siren system, despite some public concern that many people missed Tuesday night’s public service messages that the islands were under a tsunami alert following the massive earthquake off the coast of Honduras. Officials f [...]

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Hazard boss steps down after 36 years of service

Hazard boss steps down after 36 years of service

| 11/12/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The director of Hazard Management Cayman Islands, McCleary Frederick, has retired from the civil service after more than 36 years working in government, having started as a trainee draughtsman in the Public Works Department (PWD) in 1981. After working his way up in the department, he moved t [...]

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Cayman reaches out to help BOTs in distress after Irma

Cayman reaches out to help BOTs in distress after Irma

| 11/09/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands has prepared a humanitarian mission that is flying to Anguilla today, Tuesday, taking teams from the Health Services Authority, Health City Cayman Islands, Department of Environmental Health and Hazard Management, as well as medical supplies, water, non-perishable food and [...]

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No plans to move fuel depot following fire

No plans to move fuel depot following fire

| 30/08/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The planning minister has confirmed that the government has no immediate plans to move the fuel tank storage facility at Jackson Point in South Sound, George Town, despite heightened concerns following what could have been a catastrophic fire in one of the tanks last month. Joey Hew told the [...]

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