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Experiencing an emergency – such as the ongoing pandemic or the massive George Town landfill fire in March of 2021 – can trigger a variety of emotional reactions, all of which can be common responses to difficult situations.
While restrictions have been relaxed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, the Cayman Islands remains vigilant in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants.
In Cayman, mosquitoes are not only annoying pests, but some species carry serious viral illness.
Planning ahead is the key to keeping your pets safe if disaster strikes.
During a storm, natural disaster or a public health crisis, the police are charged with enforcement of the laws of the Cayman Islands and maintaining public safety.
The Cayman Islands could be hit by a tsunami so you must be prepared should a warning be issued.
Tropical Storm Elsa has formed in the Atlantic basin and is set to impact the Cayman Islands later this weekend based on its current track.
Food safety is paramount during an emergency, whether that means power outages, localised flooding or a public health emergency that keeps you stuck indoors.
One of the most important things to prepare in the event of a hurricane – or another emergency – is the ability to keep everything you use clean and sanitary.
A well-stocked first aid kit can help you respond effectively to common injuries and emergencies.
You never know when an earthquake might strike, as the people of the Cayman Islands discovered last year.
The 2020 hurricane season goes into the history books as the most active season on record, and the costliest.
Join your Community Emergency Response Team to assist in an emergency.
Many home fires are preventable. A little bit of planning can go a long way to protect your loved ones and your property.
There are several steps residents can take to give their home and belongings a fighting chance against a storm.
Cayman’s National Tropical Storm and Hurricane Plan is what is termed a ‘hazard specific’ plan and it sits under the main National Hazard Management Plan.
As we start to look at the upcoming hurricane season it is critical to take a look back at the past season.
A well-stocked first aid kit can help you respond effectively to common injuries and emergencies.
If your home is hurricane-proof and is in a safe location, it is the best place to ride out a storm.
Cayman Islands residents should ensure that their official documents are up to date and secure for the hurricane season, and other potential emergencies.
After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, there will be some changes to how storms are named.
While the Cayman Islands is more relaxed now with social distancing, public gatherings and other COVID-19 protocols, public shelters are still exercising caution.
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's sustained wind speed.
A disaster supply kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Prepare a kit in advance and have it handy in case you have to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
When a tropical cyclone is likely to affect the Cayman Islands, warnings will be issued.
A small craft warning remains in effect through Saturday morning due to a strong high pressure system over the western Atlantic, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service is forecasting strong winds and rough seas for at least the next 24 hours as a high-pressure system is forming behind a cold front that is currently east of Cayman.
A small craft warning remains in effect Wednesday as a strong pressure gradient across the northwest Caribbean will produce strong winds and rough seas around the Cayman Islands, according to the National Weather Service.
Fresh northeasterly winds and rough seas are expected on Saturday night and through Sunday afternoon as a cold front becomes stationary east of the Cayman Islands area, forecasters say.
The National Weather Service has extended its marine warning, projecting rough seas to continue over the next 24 hours.
The Cayman Islands will be under a marine warning on Tuesday, 29 Dec., according to the National Weather Service.
A marine warning is in effect Saturday and all small craft should remain in safe harbour, according to the National Weather Service.
A small craft warning is set to be in effect starting the afternoon of Friday, 25 Dec. due to a cold front over the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service.
Near gale-force winds and waves of up to 9 feet are expected to impact the Cayman Islands on Wednesday, the National Weather Service is warning.
Although Tropical Storm Eta is now located to the west of southern Florida, it continues to bring scattered showers and rough seas to the Cayman Islands as one of the storm’s spiral bands is rotating across the northern Caribbean.
The centre of Tropical Storm Eta was expected to pass near or over the Florida Keys Sunday night and early Monday, the US National Weather Service reported.
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Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and the National Emergency Operations Centre announced Saturday afternoon that the all clear will be signaled and the tropical storm warning for Grand Cayman will be lifted at 4pm as Tropical Storm Eta continues to move north of the island.
Update: Clean-up crews were beginning to remove downed trees and electricity poles from areas throughout the Cayman Islands early Saturday afternoon, as winds and...
More than 7,000 customers on Grand Cayman lost power Saturday morning as heavy rains from the approaching storm Eta continued across the island.
Storm Eta is expected to bring tropical-storm-force winds to the Cayman Islands by Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service stated in its Friday morning update.
Forecasters are now projecting a northeast turn for tropical depression Eta later Thursday, putting Cayman in the path of the weather system which is expected to re-intensify when it leaves Central America.
Storm Eta pummeled Nicaragua and Honduras with torrential rain on Wednesday after triggering major floods and landslides in Central America, reportedly killing at least three people and stranding dozens of fishermen in the Atlantic.
Hurricane Eta continued to strengthen on Monday night as it moved towards the coast of Nicaragua, and could become a Category 5 storm by Tuesday, as winds increased to 150 miles per hour
The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has issued a flood warning, which is expected to remain in effect until Sunday evening as heavy rains are forecast over the weekend.
Tropical Storm Epsilon was upgraded to a category one hurricane and is expected to further strengthen Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center has said.
Meteorologists are keeping an eye on three weather systems are currently in the Caribbean area.
Director General of Cayman’s National Weather Service John Tibbetts said the encroaching Tropical Storm Delta appears to be drifting west of the Cayman Islands and, on its current path, the islands will be “spared significant impact”.
Tropical Storm 25 has formed in the northwest Caribbean, prompting warnings and watches along the the Yucatan Peninsula.
A tropical wave south of Jamaica could form into a depression over the weekend, as it moves into the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The system does not pose an immediate threat to the Cayman Islands but residents should monitor its progress.
The Atlantic hurricane season ran through the year’s list of named storms on Friday and moved right into the back-up naming system using the Greek alphabet. As of late Friday morning, three tropical formations were active in the Atlantic: Hurricane Teddy, Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha.
The next two weeks of the Atlantic hurricane season are forecast to bring above-average activity, according to the latest report by Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project.
Although the eye of Hurricane Paulette was moving away from Bermuda Monday morning hurricane-force winds and torrential rains associated with the now Category 2 storm is affecting the island.
Tropical Storm Rene has developed in the central Atlantic, the 17th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, and the second to form today.
A tropical depression being tracked in the Atlantic by meteorologists has developed in Tropical Storm Paulette, the 16th named storm of this year's busy hurricane season.
Tropical Storm Nana is moving away from the Cayman area, but is expected to continue to bring showers and cloudy weather through tomorrow, the National Weather Service reported this morning.
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.
Forecasters are keeping a close watch on two tropical waves that have emerged in the Atlantic basin.
Tropical Storm Laura was located 209 miles east-northeast of Cayman Brac at 10pm Sunday night, and is expected to be at its closest point to the Brac around 6am Monday.
The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Tropical Depression 13 to Tropical Storm Laura as the system's wind speeds strengthened to 45 miles per hour.
A tropical depression just south of Jamaica, is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm by Friday (tomorrow), as it makes its way pass the Cayman Islands.
The US National Hurricane Center is monitoring three active systems in the Atlantic basin.
A tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean is expected to strengthen in the coming days.
Forecasters are monitoring two tropical waves that formed over the weekend.
Tropical Depression 11 is forecast to gradually strengthen later today and is expected to become a tropical storm, US forecasters have predicted.
Weather forecasters are predicting that Tropical Storm Gonzalo is likely to continue to weaken over the weekend and potentially dissipate by Monday.
Weather forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida say they expect Tropical Storm Gonzalo to become a category one hurricane as soon as Thursday. If it does it would become the first hurricane for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
The National Hurricane Center and the Cayman Islands National Weather Service are currently monitoring two tropical waves in the Atlantic Basin.
The National Weather Service has said residents can expect showers and thunder over the next 24 hours as a mid-level trough associated with the passage of a tropical wave over the Northwest Caribbean affects the Cayman area.
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...
Viral videos showing whirling dust devils have been making the rounds in Cayman. National Weather Services Director General John Tibbetts has said the natural phenomenon is not uncommon and are usually signs of atmospheric instability.
A week of sporadic heavy showers brought 3.74 inches of rainfall across Grand Cayman and some parts of the Sister Islands.