Events mark anniversary of Hurricane Ivan

Hazard Management Cayman Islands and other organizations in the community are planning activities next month to mark the Cayman Islands recovery from Hurricane Ivan 10 years ago.  

On Sept. 6, the National Gallery opens a month-long photography show titled “Ivan Remembered.” The Gallery also plans a number of educational activities based on the exhibition, according to a press release. 

Hazard Management will have an exhibition of photographs of post-Ivan recovery from all districts, alongside images from 2014 showing the success of recovery efforts. This display will be in the George Town Public Library for the first two weeks of September and will then move to the Government Administration Building for the remainder of the month.  

On Sept. 6 and 7, churches have been invited to mark the anniversary with community lunches, and to share disaster preparedness literature with their congregations. Among the churches taking part are Elmslie, South Sound and Robert Young United Churches, as well as Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church. 

A free public symposium on building resilience in the event of severe weather will take place on Sept. 10 and 11, hosted by Hazard Management.  

International guests include representatives from the U.S. National Hurricane Center, the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency and the Insurance Association of the Caribbean. Winston Garraway, a senator from Grenada, which was one of the Caribbean countries that was hit hardest by Ivan, will also address the conference. 

The Cayman Compass will have a large and definitive Hurricane Ivan supplement to the newspaper on Sept. 11.  

Cayman Islands Government TV will produce a documentary on the storm to air on Sept. 11 on WestStar channel 20 and Logic channel 23.  

The week before the anniversary, Cayman27 will re-air “36 Hours,” a 2005 documentary on Hurricane Ivan. The Caribbean Utilities Company is also working a documentary on its response to the aftermath of the hurricane to be aired on Cayman 27 on Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. 

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