Tag: Hazard Management Cayman Islands

Storm season opens against COVID-19 backdrop

Storm season opens against COVID-19 backdrop

| 01/06/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The weather in the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea was quiet Monday, as the 2020 hurricane season began against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Emergency Operations Centre team, already deployed as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, has been simultaneously preparing for a hurricane season that promises to be relatively […]

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Beat officers handing out reusable masks

Beat officers handing out reusable masks

| 22/05/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Community police officers have been handing out tens of thousands of cloth face masks on all three Cayman Islands. The masks were procured from Jamaica and the US through the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) and are being distributed to members of the public and to front-line staff from public safety and customer facing […]

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CIG grapples with global COVID-19 outbreak

CIG grapples with global COVID-19 outbreak

| 04/03/2020 | 106 Comments

(CNS); In response to the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has now infected more than 90,000 people in 73 countries and territories and killed more than 3,000, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has announced “the partial activation” of the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC). A flu hotline will be set up for anyone […]

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Emergency warnings to include mobile app

Emergency warnings to include mobile app

| 12/02/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Phase II of the National Emergency Notification System (NENS) will include the creation of a new mobile alert application, which will be implemented in the next three months, officials said following a special meeting of the National Security Council last week. The public will be able to download the app free of charge and […]

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14 shocks follow 7.7 quake

14 shocks follow 7.7 quake

| 29/01/2020 | 67 Comments

(CNS): At least 14 after shocks were recorded in the wake of Tuesday’s 7.7 magnitude earthquake, which rocked Cayman, Cuba and Jamaica, and there could still be more to come, officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) have stated. Government leaders commended all of the first responders as well as HMCI after the quake for […]

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NENS rollout to continue in New Year

NENS rollout to continue in New Year

| 16/12/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Government has invested heavily over the last year in improving how it communicates national emergencies, with Phase 2 of the new National Emergency Notification System (NENS) expected to be finished by the middle of next year. This includes broadening the number of channels available to disseminate emergency messages in order to reach the maximum […]

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Gov’t to test new emergency alarm

Gov’t to test new emergency alarm

| 28/08/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Government will be testing out its new National Emergency Notification System (NENS) for the first time on Friday, when it will begin one of three test broadcasts that will interrupt all radio stations. Officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands and the Department of Public Safety and Communication said the test message will begin with […]

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HMCI tests ability to deal with tsunami on busy day

HMCI tests ability to deal with tsunami on busy day

| 14/03/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) took part in a regional tsunami exercise on Thursday to test how the country could respond to a tsunami warning following a massive 8.47 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Panama. Danielle Coleman, the director of HMCI, said the agency wants to critically examine the response and […]

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Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path wavers

Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path wavers

| 13/09/2018 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Isaac was edging towards the Leeward Islands Thursday morning on a path that could bring the storm into the Cayman Islands area. Moving west at around 21mph, the storm is expected to continue on that track for the next few days before it comes into the central Caribbean Sea at the weekend. […]

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UK’s military taking hurricane season seriously

UK’s military taking hurricane season seriously

| 22/06/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Two senior officers from the UK’s Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) have been in the Cayman Islands this week to discuss disaster relief plans, as Britain aims to make sure that if any of its territories are hit in the region this season, they are better prepared than last year. The military visitors were Lieutenant Colonel […]

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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 and Hazard Management Law […]

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