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Tag: hurricane preparations

BOTs praised, UK gov’t grilled over Irma response

BOTs praised, UK gov’t grilled over Irma response

| 13/09/2017 | 78 Comments
(CNS): While the Cayman Islands and other British Overseas Territories were praised in the House of Commons Tuesday for the swift aid given to those BOTs impacted by Hurricane Irma, the British government faced criticisms about the speed of their own response as well as questions concerning long-ter [...]

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CNS poll: Is Cayman hurricane ready?

CNS poll: Is Cayman hurricane ready?

| 11/09/2017 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands just dodged a 425-mile wide bullet. Irma broke the record for consecutive hours at category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, leaving a trail of destroyed homes and widespread flooding all along its path across the Caribbean and Florida, with uprooted li [...]

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CAL offers US$69 special fares from Miami and Tampa

CAL offers US$69 special fares from Miami and Tampa

| 07/09/2017 | 56 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Cayman Airways CEO Fabian Whorms has told CNS that the airline is implementing a special hurricane fare of US$69 (before taxes) for a one-way ticket to Grand Cayman out of both Miami and Tampa. He said the airline is waiving the normal fees for travel date changes for this fare, provi [...]

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FCO coordinating relief efforts from Cayman Islands

FCO coordinating relief efforts from Cayman Islands

| 06/09/2017 | 55 Comments
(CNS): An infant died in Barbuda and at least two people died in the islands of St Barts and St Martin as a result of Irma, a catastrophic category 5 hurricane that is now passing Puerto Rico on its path of destruction through the northern Caribbean. With memories of Ivan in 2004 and Paloma in [&hel [...]

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Home affairs minister urges hurricane preparedness

Home affairs minister urges hurricane preparedness

| 05/09/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): If Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record, remains on its projected path, it is not a direct threat for the Cayman Islands, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. Home Affairs Minister Tara Rivers is nevertheless urging all residents of these islands to ma [...]

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British Navy lands on Cayman beach

British Navy lands on Cayman beach

| 10/07/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Engineers aboard the RFA Mounts Bay demonstrated how quickly and efficiently they can unload heavy equipment and supplies and set up a command post, if needed in the wake of a natural disaster, during a special exercise at the weekend. Military and other disaster equipment rolled up [...]

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British navy to land equipment on 7MB

British navy to land equipment on 7MB

| 03/07/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Tourists enjoying the beauty of Seven Mile Beach on Friday and Saturday could be in for a surprise when the Royal Navy simulates a post hurricane exercise in front of Government House. RFA Mounts Bay, a British naval auxiliary landing ship, will test its disaster recovery response and land a [...]

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Cayman gears up for 2017 hurricane season

Cayman gears up for 2017 hurricane season

| 02/05/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Experts are calling for a below average hurricane season in the Atlantic this year when it comes to storms making landfall in our area — but it only takes one to wreak havoc. With one month to go before the official start of the 2017 season, officials in the Cayman Islands are beginning pre [...]

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Mixed outlook for storm season as El Niño weakens

Mixed outlook for storm season as El Niño weakens

| 01/06/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Although forecasters had originally called for a lower than average hurricane season in the Atlantic again this year, the recent weakening of El Niño is making the season more difficult to call, weather experts are saying. As the season opened Wednesday, Cayman was looking at a cloudy day wi [...]

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Weather chief: It only takes one storm

Weather chief: It only takes one storm

| 11/05/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): With just three weeks to go before the start of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, local weather officials are urging people in Cayman to avoid complacency following several quiet years and more predictions for low storm activity this year. John Tibbetts, Director General of the Cayman Islan [...]

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Cayman needs wetland protection, says HMCI

Cayman needs wetland protection, says HMCI

| 11/09/2015 | 8 Comments
(CNS): On the anniversary of the devastating impact of Hurricane Ivan in 2004, officials said that one of the most important lessons Ivan taught was that it only takes one storm to cause significant damage. However, even with major improvements in the country’s resilience, hazard management expe [...]

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