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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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Weather impossible to predict, warns premier

Weather impossible to predict, warns premier

| 02/06/2015 | 9 Comments
(CNS): As the skies opened on Tuesday morning, dumping a deluge of rain on Grand Cayman and with more to come, the premier urged the public not to be too relaxed about the predictions of a very quiet hurricane season. Alden McLaughlin said he did not care for “hurricane predictions, especially whe [...]

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Experts improve predictions as quiet season opens

Experts improve predictions as quiet season opens

| 01/06/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): With just 12 named storms expected this Atlantic hurricane season and improvements in prediction paths by experts, residents are less likely to find themselves taken by surprise over bad weather but that doesn’t mean the Cayman Islands won’t see another Hurricane Ivan and residents ar [...]

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