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Forecasters tracking area of interest near Bermuda

Weather forecasters are now predicting the non-tropical low pressure system flagged earlier today will become a short-lived subtropical cyclone by weekend.

Tropical Storm Zeta to bring more rain, rough seas

Tropical Storm Zeta is drifting away from the Cayman Islands, but flood risk and rough seas will persist.

Tropical depression to bring more rain, possible flooding

Tropical Depression 28 has formed south of Grand Cayman. While the system will bring rain throughout the weekend, it is expected to drift away from the Cayman Islands in coming days, according to the National Weather Service.

Tropical wave south of Cayman expected to develop

A well-defined tropical wave located south of the Cayman Islands and Jamaica is likely to develop into a tropical depression.

Tropical Storm Nana nears Cayman with heavy rain

A well-organised tropical wave south of Jamaica has begun producing tropical-storm-force winds, according to the US National Hurricane Center’s Tuesday morning forecast.

51 reservists become Cayman’s first regiment platoon

The first platoon of reservists for the Cayman Islands Regiment officially graduated on Sunday.

Tropical wave brings thunderstorms, waterspouts and flooding

Cayman has witnessed some wild weather over the past week, and with hurricane season underway, residents are reminded to stay vigilant and be prepared. Do...

Hurricane forecast anticipates 15 more named storms

Atlantic hurricane forecasters are maintaining predictions for an above-average 2020 season.
All passenger flights in and out of Cayman will be suspended for 3 weeks.

Hurricane evacuations unlikely

As the country prepares for what is expected to be an active hurricane season at a time when borders remain closed both locally and internationally, there are concerns that evacuation flights will not be an option if a large storm heads Cayman’s way.

Governor makes last call for regiment sign-up

Governor Martyn Roper has made a final push for more Caymanians to sign up for the new Cayman Islands Regiment.

RFA Argus crew runs through hurricane response on Colliers Beach

Royal Navy officers from RFA Argus sprang into action Thursday as officers initiated a medical evacuation scenario as they executed a mock response exercise at the scenic Colliers Beach in East End.
Cayman regiment junior officers

Governor: ‘Good response’ to regiment recruitment drive

Recruitment for the Cayman Regiment is underway and the Governor’s Office has said the community has already responded positively to the drive to fill the 50 posts for the new entity.

Premier hints at shelter shortages in hurricane message

Premier Alden McLaughlin has urged residents to consider looking at other sheltering options available to them outside of designated hurricane shelters should a storm hit the island.

Podcast: Forecasting the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

June marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and forecasters are predicting an above average year.
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Fake hurricane warning circulating

Hazard Management Cayman Islands issued a statement Saturday to alert residents that a posting about a hurricane warning making the rounds on social media is false.

RFA choppers put on display over Grand Cayman

UK Naval ship RFA Argus and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Air Ops Unit conducted a reconnaissance exercise over Grand Cayman on Tuesday.

Early forecast calls for above-average hurricane season

Initial forecasting for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season predicts a slightly above average year, according to analysis released Thursday by Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project.

Update: Tropical Storm Dorian poses no threat to Cayman

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.

Hurricane season

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EDITORIAL – Another early introduction to hurricane season

The time to prepare is when the sun still is shining, not when a storm is heading our way.

‘Preparedness Day’ marked ahead of hurricane season

The Cayman Islands marked the National Day of Preparedness on Monday to highlight the importance of being ready for the upcoming hurricane season and other natural disasters.

First named storm of hurricane season forms

Subtropical storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, is maintaining a northward heading over the western Atlantic, but meteorologists say it is expected to weaken late Tuesday and dissipate on Wednesday.

Be prepared

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Hurricane season

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EDITORIAL – ‘After Ivan’: Reflections on an anniversary

For the portion of our population who were not present when the hurricane hit, it is somewhat difficult to express (but nearly impossible to overstate) the impact that Ivan had on the physical landscape and societal fabric of this country.

Premier: During hurricane season 2018, be prepared

No two hurricanes are alike and while prognosticators tell us how many storms will form and how powerful they will be, they cannot predict any one storm’s disposition.

EDITORIAL – Hurricane season: Be prepared by being informed

During hurricane season, the best defense is … a good defense. So stock up on supplies, get your house (and/or apartment, business, car, etc.) in order and communicate your plans with family, friends, coworkers and neighbors.

Hurricane season

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NOAA predicts ‘above average’ hurricane season

Maryland’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-average hurricane season this year with between 11 and 17 named storms, five to nine hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes.

‘We have to be ready’: Storm trackers prepare for hurricane season

Storm trackers flew into Grand Cayman on Tuesday on their public awareness tour ahead of the Caribbean’s hurricane season.

EDITORIAL – Hurricane season starts today: Be prepared

In September 2004, Hurricane Ivan pummeled Grand Cayman with 155-mile-per-hour winds, submerged more than half the island in seawater and, in total, caused billions of dollars in damage and destruction.

Hurricane season starts Wednesday

The Atlantic Basin hurricane season officially begins Wednesday, but the second named storm of the year already made landfall over the weekend in the...

Cayman preps for hurricane season

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.

Cayman Islands gears up for National Day of Preparedness

Monday’s public holiday marks not just Discovery Day but Cayman’s National Day of Preparedness.

Hurricane season preparations under way

In preparation for the hurricane season, the Public Works Department and the National Roads Authority will conduct shuttering exercises beginning this week.

Officials attend hurricane conference

Hurricane season begins June 1, but Cayman Islands public officials are already preparing for it. Considering the first hurricane of 2016 was recorded two months ago, when a disturbance in the Atlantic turned into Hurricane Alex, early preparation for the season may be especially prudent this year, officials said.

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