The Public Works Department has issued its updated list of public hurricane shelters and emergency medical centres for 2007.
Hurricane shelters are provided in each district.
They are for persons whose homes are not hurricane resistant or who live in a location which is considered to be especially at risk in a particular storm and who do not have an alternate safe shelter.
Emergency medical centres provide shelter for chronically ill persons, the elderly and women in the last three months of pregnancy.
Medical personnel and equipment are provided at EMCs.
Grand Cayman will start the 2007 season with 4,010 hurricane shelter spaces, and the Sisters Islands with 810.
• John Gray High School Assembly Hall
• George Hicks High School Multipurpose Hall
• George Town Primary School Assembly Hall
• University College of the Cayman Islands Hall
Red Cross Building
• Prospect Primary School (EMC)
• John A. Cumber (West Bay) Primary School Assembly Hall (EMC)
• John A. Cumber (West Bay) Primary School – some classrooms
West Bay John Gray Memorial Church Hall (available 1st July 2007)
• East End Primary School – some classrooms
• Gun Bay Community Hall
• East End Civic Centre (EMC)
• North Side Civic Centre (EMC)
• Breakers Community Hall
• Bodden Town Primary School Multipurpose Hall (EMC)
• Savannah Primary School Assembly Hall (EMC)
• Aston Rutty Centre (EMC)
• West End Primary School
New Day Care Centre
• The Public Works Department Building (EMC)
The emergency medical centres for the 2007 hurricane season are:
John A. Cumber (West Bay) Primary School Assembly Hall
Prospect Primary School
East End Civic Centre
North Side Civic Centre
Bodden Town Primary School Multipurpose Hall
Savannah Primary School Assembly Hall
Cayman Brac’s Aston Rutty Centre
Little Cayman’s Public Works Department Building