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Phase two of Cayman’s National Emergency Notification System is expected to be launched within the next two months, according to Hazard Management Cayman Islands Director Danielle Coleman.
Cayman Islands residents should monitor the progress of an active tropical wave currently located over the central Caribbean Sea, advised Hazard Management Cayman Islands on Monday.
Reservists with the Cayman Regiment reservists put their training to the test this week as they ran through a mock hurricane exercise, together with aerial support from the RCIPS Air Operations Unit.
The National Emergency Operation Centre has been the central organ coordinating Cayman’s COVID-19 response for 108 days and has since been deactivated. The Cayman Compass takes a look inside the operations of the entity behind the response.
With the 1 June start of hurricane season just two weeks away, emergency planners must grapple with a potentially active storm season, combined with the complications of COVID-19. For government, this prospect is a source of anxiety but also a call to action.
Two emergency field hospitals will serve for patient overflow in Grand Cayman, in the case that COVID-19 cases stretch capacity at local hospitals. The hope is that Cayman will never need to use the facilities, said Hazard Management Director Danielle Coleman, but the aim is to prepare for worst.
A 4.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded Sunday southeast of Grand Cayman at 1:35pm. Hazard Management Cayman Islands wrote that it had received reports of small earthquake tremors and more information would follow.
To dispel rumours of supply shortages, Hazard Management Cayman Islands has confirmed that freight ships carrying food supplies and household products continue to arrive on island as normal.
Cayman has activated its National Emergency Operations Centre in response to the coronavirus threat, the government announced Tuesday evening.
Grand Cayman was rattled by a magnitude 4.4 earthquake on Wednesday evening, which was reportedly felt by residents from the eastern districts to West Bay.
Hazard Management CI officials have urged Cayman Island residents to prepare accordingly for aftershocks.
We at Hazard Management Cayman Islands would like to draw residents’ attention to the National Hazard Management Plan, which is located on the website...
Government has started its second phase of upgrades to Cayman’s National Emergency Notification System, which includes creating a mobile app for national alerts.
A magnitude 5 earthquake rocked Cayman in the early hours of Monday morning. Residents from East End to George Town and West Bay reported feeling...
The onslaught of disastrous storms to hit the region in the last few years aligns with the hypothesis of climate scientists that warming oceans are likely to fuel more destructive hurricanes.
While the link between climate change and hurricane intensity is not yet ‘settled science’, weather experts say there is evidence that the phenomenon will lead to stronger, slower storms in future.
Listeners to Cayman’s radio stations will hear interruptions to their usual programmes over three days in the coming week as the islands’ National Emergency Notification System is tested.
A tropical depression nearing the Caribbean is forecast to reach hurricane status in coming days. The storm currently poses no threat to the Cayman Islands.
Simulating a response to a major hurricane strike on Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, teams from the Governor’s Office, Hazard Management Cayman Islands, the Royal Cayman Islnds Police Service, 911 and the Government Communications Service took part this week in a joint training exercise with counterparts from the UK and the British High Commission in Kingston.
Cayman will test its National Hurricane Plan later this month with an exercise dubbed ‘Hurricane Kali’.
Hurricane shelter operators are looking for 100 volunteers to help man the sites in the event of major storms in the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1.
What would happen if a gigantic wave was barrelling toward Grand Cayman and there were only two hours to prepare for its arrival? Hazard Management Cayman Islands tackled that scenario on Thursday, when it participated in the regional Caribe Wave Tsunami Exercise.
Cayman’s earthquake preparedness took a step forward Monday, when representatives of public and private agencies met with foreign experts on disaster management.
About 40 people in Grand Cayman are receiving training in mass-casualty management and incident command systems this week, according to Hazard Management Cayman Islands.
There’s a newly invigorated storm on the horizon, but analysts do not expect it to threaten Cayman.
A new scientific study shows that tropical cyclones are moving more slowly than in years past.
Cayman Brac now has its own Community Emergency Response Team.
Cayman’s emergency services held a mock mass casualty exercise at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex Friday night – the culmination of a week of disaster preparation work with Hazard Management Cayman Islands and the Pan American Health Organization.
The Department of Children and Family Services and Hazard Management Cayman Islands are inviting people to sign up as hurricane shelter volunteers for the 2018 hurricane season.
Officials with Hazard Management Cayman Islands prepared for a tsunami on Thursday, generated by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake off the coast of Columbia at 9 a.m. Both the quake and the resultant wave were imaginary. This was only a drill.
The Cayman Islands will participate in a regionwide tsunami response exercise on Thursday, according to an announcement from Hazard Management Cayman Islands.
The next session of Cayman Brac Community Emergency Response Team training will begin on March 19, and registration is now open.
Hazard Management Cayman Islands is developing a plan for dealing with hazardous materials in the territory, the government announced on Friday.
If you didn't feel the Jan. 9 quake, you certainly heard about it. Editorial writer Jennifer Hemmingsen shares reactions from readers about the tsunami scare, disaster response and safety on the islands.
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Honduras Tuesday night triggered a tsunami scare that impacted the Cayman Islands and raised new questions about the islands’ emergency alert capability.
The Prospect Community Emergency Response Team won first place in the annual CERT Challenge, sponsored by Hazard Management Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Red Cross.
Hazard Management Cayman Islands Director McCleary Frederick is retiring after 36 years in civil service. Mr. Frederick began his work for the Cayman Islands Government in 1981 as a trainee draftsman for the Public Works Department.
Following a month spent helping restore basic services to the hurricane-ravaged British Virgin Islands, Danielle Coleman of Hazard Management Cayman Islands says full recovery is likely to take more than a year.
Right in the thick of hurricane season, the Cayman Islands Red Cross and Hazard Management Cayman Islands took some time to meet with students and teach them how to lessen their risk of being impacted by a natural disaster.
Hurricane relief efforts are slowly moving from response to recovery in British Overseas Territories battered by an active storm season, according to Cayman Islands aid workers.
The second relief mission from Cayman to Anguilla took off on Tuesday, bringing medical professionals and vitally needed supplies to one of the islands directly affected by Hurricane Irma.
Hazard Management Cayman Islands has sent Danielle Coleman, the agency’s deputy director of preparedness and planning, to the British Virgin Islands to assist with aid efforts. Ms. Coleman will assist the BVI Red Cross and BVI Department of Disaster Management in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Firefighters received training from the British Royal Navy this weekend in operating and handling a new boat and WaveRunners in search and rescue operations around Grand Cayman.
Military trucks rolled onto the white sands of Seven Mile Beach on Friday as police and Royal Navy helicopters hovered overhead in a show of strength from the British disaster response team currently operating in the Caribbean.
The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, Hazard Management Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Tourism Association are teaming up with Caribbean-Central American Action to develop disaster recovery plans. The groups signed a “statement of purpose” late last month “to make sure that the local community is more prepared for any storm-related natural disaster,” according to a press release from the Chamber of Commerce.
Hazard Management Cayman Islands Director McCleary Frederick was named the first international recipient of the Governor’s Hurricane Conference Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to disaster preparedness and recovery.
Call it the plan before the storm. Various agencies of the Cayman Islands government came together Wednesday to conduct the annual hurricane exercise, a drill to ensure that everybody is prepared for their role in confronting a major storm.
Hazard Management Cayman Islands reminds the public that they will receive text messages during a tsunami response exercise on Tuesday, March 21.
The Cayman Islands will join a Caribbean-wide tsunami exercise, called Caribe Wave, on Tuesday, March 21, when every cellphone owner in Cayman will receive an “emergency” text message.
Emergency public bulletins broadcast just before or after a natural disaster, serious public health threat or during a significant man-made disaster would have to be issued by all local broadcast license-holders, according to new legislation seeking to govern Cayman’s disaster management.
Dozens of volunteers clad in light-blue vests practiced putting out fires, search-and-rescue techniques and treating “wounded” patients Saturday morning at the Lower Valley agriculture grounds.
The National Emergency Operations Centre ran its annual hurricane exercise Wednesday to test the preparedness of those that will be in charge of emergency response in the event that a storm hits the Cayman Islands.