NHC at Island Living

As part of its annual education and awareness programme, the National Hurricane Committee is once again participating in the CITN Island Living Show, which takes place Friday and Saturday, 28 and 29 July, at the Family Life Centre.

The focus of this year’s booth at the show will be to help the public understand what the subcommittees of the NHC do before, during, and after a storm threatens as well as to promote the disaster preparedness website www.CaymanPrepared.ky.

Representatives from the Joint Communications Services, Search and Rescue, Security and Law Enforcement, Shelter Operations, Medical Relief Services and Meteorological Services will alternate hours to be on hand to answer questions from the public and offer tips on surviving the hurricane season, states a GIS press release.

‘We have participated in this event for the past three years and have received great feedback from the public on what they feel are the most important issues during the hurricane season,’ comments NHC Chairman Donovan Ebanks. ‘Its reassuring to have so many people come out and spend time at our booth to learn about preparedness and how they can protect themselves and their families.’

This year’s residents kits will be available for distribution, along with other important preparedness information supplied by the various participating subcommittees.

‘We hope to familiarise the public with how the NHC operates as well as give a face to who we are and what we do, while also providing preparedness tips for the season,’ says Mr Ebanks. The public is encouraged to stop by the NHC booth, located in front of the stage, to collect preparedness information and talk with representatives of the subcommittees.