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Hurricane forms days after experts review forecast

Hurricane forms days after experts review forecast

| 06/07/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Just days after the hurricane experts at Colorado State University revised down their predictions for this hurricane season in the Atlantic, the first one swirled into existence 1,140 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles in the early hours of Friday morning. Hurricane Beryl is moving west at around 14mph with maximum sustained winds of […]

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Hurricane Maria leaves Dominica devastated

Hurricane Maria leaves Dominica devastated

| 19/09/2017 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Category 5 Hurricane Maria slammed into Dominica last night, and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on Facebook, “Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace.” Maria is now heading to the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where it is expected to […]

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Cat 1 Maria following Irma’s path

Cat 1 Maria following Irma’s path

| 17/09/2017 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Evan as the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma two weeks ago begin the slow process of recovery, Maria, which grew from a tropical storm into a category 1 hurricane Sunday afternoon, appears to be on a similar path. It is likely to be a category 2 or 3 hurricane when it passes through […]

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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 make sure that they are fully prepared […]

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Cayman residents urged to monitor Irma

Cayman residents urged to monitor Irma

| 04/09/2017 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Hurricane Irma is currently tracking west-southwest at 14 mph, as it builds into a dangerous category 4 storm. According to the US National Hurricane Center, it is expected to affect the northeastern Leeward Islands as a dangerous major hurricane, accompanied by life-threatening wind, storm surge and rainfall impacts, along with rough surf and rip […]

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Irma intensifies to cat 3 hurricane

Irma intensifies to cat 3 hurricane

| 31/08/2017 | 57 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Hurricane Irma, expected to reach the longitude of the Lesser Antilles next Wednesday, is already a category 3 hurricane, having become a tropical storm midday on Wednesday. The US National Hurricane Center predicts that it may intensify into an “extremely dangerous” category 4 hurricane next week when it could hit the eastern Caribbean […]

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Flooding kills 1,200 in Asia and 39 in the US

Flooding kills 1,200 in Asia and 39 in the US

| 31/08/2017 | 33 Comments

(CNS): As the US reels from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, with large swathes of Texas and parts of Louisiana still submerged, catastrophic flooding from monsoon rains in India, Nepal and Bangladesh has impacted millions of lives and is thought to have caused the death of at least 1,200 people. Save the Children says that […]

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Stormier hurricane season expected, experts believe

Stormier hurricane season expected, experts believe

| 01/06/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): As the political storms subside in Cayman, for the time being at least, the islands now face six months in preparation for stormy weather. Since Hurricane Paloma struck Cayman Brac in 2008, the country has dodged any seasonal disasters but, as officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands continually remind us, that should not make […]

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Matthew will mark 2017 hurricane season

Matthew will mark 2017 hurricane season

| 30/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After 15 named storms, including seven hurricanes, three of which became major ones, the 2016 season has come to its official end, with Hurricane Matthew likely to be the storm that will mark this season. The lone category 5 hurricane and one of four storms that directly impacted the region, Matthew was responsible for […]

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Cayman begins efforts to help in wake of Matthew

Cayman begins efforts to help in wake of Matthew

| 07/10/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS) With reports from Haiti suggesting more than 800 people were killed when category 4 Hurricane Matthew swept across its south-west peninsular this week, Cayman has begun collecting supplies and coordinating relief efforts for all those suffering in the region as a result of the damaging storm. The Cayman Islands Red Cross has launched an […]

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CAL cancels flights as Matthew approaches Miami

CAL cancels flights as Matthew approaches Miami

| 06/10/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways has cancelled four flights between here and Miami International Airport as ground handling operations there were suspended at noon (their time) Thursday. Because weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate this afternoon due to Hurricane Matthew, flights KX104, KX105, KX106 and KX107 have been cancelled, the airline said in a release. All flights for Friday […]

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