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  1. The National Hazard Management Council (HMCI), of which the Chief Education Officer (CEO) is a member, meets to consider if a weather system poses a serious threat to the Cayman Islands.
  2. Once the HMCI feels a storm system warrants such action as closing of schools, an announcement is made through local radio stations and CITN.
  3. At the same time that this announcement is being made, school principals alert school bus operators.
  4. If the announcement for school closings is issued during school hours, teachers will advise students and school buses will transport children home.
  5. If the announcement for school closings is issued prior to the start of the school day because of overnight developments, it will normally be issued by 6 a.m. In that event, school buses will generally not run.
  6. Once schools have been closed, it is important that children stay indoors.
  7. Advise your friends and others around you to listen to official news releases on local radio and television stations only. Overseas media may not have the most up-to-date information on weather affecting the Cayman Islands.

Last Updated: 2010-08-15