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Earthquakes Can Happen
December 14th marks the five year anniversary of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the residents of the Cayman Islands. In the future another earthquake will strike Cayman and it could be a significantly stronger event. There are simple strategies that you can learn to make you safer in an earthquake. 14th December 2009, 4:41pm
Earthquakes Can Happen
December 14th marks the five year anniversary of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the residents of the Cayman Islands. In the future another earthquake will strike Cayman and it could be a significantly stronger event. There are simple strategies that you can learn to make you safer in an earthquake. 14th December 2009, 12:35pm
Tropical Storm Ida
The Government of the Cayman Islands has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Grand Cayman 7th November 2009, 9:20am
Hurricane Ida
The National Weather Service is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Ida 5th November 2009, 11:20am
TD 11 becomes Tropical Storm Ida.
This storm is being closely monitored by the National Weather Service but poses no immediate threat to the Cayman Islands 4th November 2009, 4:26pm
The Cayman Islands Weather Service Monitoring Tropical Depression # 11
A tropical weather system near San Andres Island shows signs of strengthening, but poses no immediate threat to the Cayman Islands. 4th November 2009, 2:52pm
New Disaster Preparedness Legislation
The legislation defines core areas of responsibility and contains numerous provisions, some of which would allow the Governor in Cabinet to temporarily declare disaster zones and to redeploy Government workers to respond to a disaster 22nd October 2009, 12:25pm
C.I. Met Service Monitoring an Area of Low Pressure
At the present time the low pressure over the southwest Caribbean shows no sign of organization  21st October 2009, 4:59pm
Weather Update
A stationary front over the Cayman area produces more rain and squally conditions 20th October 2009, 4:44pm
Severe Weather Alert
Flooding may occur in low lying areas and on roadways 19th October 2009, 10:25am
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Making hospitals safe from disaster is theme of this years International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, celebrated around the world on 14th October. 14th October 2009, 12:22pm
Ivan 5th Anniversary Commemorated
The human spirit outshone and triumphed over the darkness and destruction which the storm wrought. 11th September 2009, 12:17pm
Remain Vigilant
The Peak of Hurricane Season is Upon Us.  7th September 2009, 2:29pm
Erika Weakens to a Remnant Low
This area of low pressure poses no immediate threat to the Cayman Islands  4th September 2009, 10:27am
Erika Weakens to a Tropical Depression
Tropical Depression Erika poses no immediate threat to the Cayman Islands 3rd September 2009, 4:01pm
The National Weather Service is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Erika
Tropical Storm Erika is not considered a threat to the Cayman Islands at this time 3rd September 2009, 11:11am
Belford Estates Emergency Exercise
The Belford Estates Community Emergency Response group conducted an emergency exercise on August 13, 2009. 20th August 2009, 11:55am
Remnants of Ana
The National Weather Service is monitoring tropical weather activity 18th August 2009, 4:56pm
Ana Dissipates
National Weather Service is monitoring tropical weather activity 17th August 2009, 4:16pm
Weathering the Storm
Sheltering. 14th August 2009, 11:39am
Insurance and Hurricanes
Having adequate home owners insurance is an important component of preparedness. 14th August 2009, 11:36am
Pease Bay
District Emergency Response Committee Launched. 10th August 2009, 11:31am
Disaster Kit Giveaway!
Disaster preparedness kits sponsored by four local hardware stores are raffled off to local residents. 31st July 2009, 11:29am
First H1N1 Death Confirmed
This unfortunate death shows that as a country, we face the same challenges in managing this illness, as do other countries around the world, says Health Minister, the Hon. Mark Scotland. 24th July 2009, 4:56pm
Secure Travel Documents
Residents are encouraged to ensure that all travel documents are secured and ready to go. 24th July 2009, 4:52pm
Ready to Travel?
Vacation or storm evacuation. Are your travel documents in order? 24th July 2009, 4:47pm
Health Minister on H1N1 Count
The Health Ministry is closely monitoring the situation and the H1N1 flu strain currently in Cayman is not a serious threat. 9th July 2009, 4:41pm
Diabetes Disaster Plan
Hazards, like hurricanes, can disrupt access to a patient's diabetes care. Here's a checklist, so people with diabetes can make preparations now. 9th July 2009, 4:34pm
H1N1 Update: Friday, 19 June '09
Three more H1N1 cases brings the total confirmed cases in the Cayman Islands to seven. 19th June 2009, 4:30pm
STAY HOME… If you have the flu
STAY HOME… If you have the flu Health officials emphasize. 12th June 2009, 3:59pm
National Day of Preparedness
Spend some time preparing now! That is the message that HMCI would like to drive home to the people of the Cayman Islands. 11th June 2009, 3:50pm
Local H1N1 Transmission
HSA aims to contain the spread of this flu virus as much as possible. 10th June 2009, 3:45pm
Earthquake Awareness Competition
New Horizons Wins Earthquake Awareness Competition. 8th June 2009, 3:36pm
LoGB visits the NEOC
Governor and Leader of Government Business Visit the NEOC 8th June 2009, 3:25pm
Minister Scotland's Remarks
The Health Minister addressed a press briefing on Cayman's first H1N1 flu case. 5th June 2009, 4:01pm 5th June 2009, 3:20pm
First H1N1 Flu Case
Public Health has received confirmation this afternoon (4 June) of Cayman's first H1N1 flu case. 4th June 2009, 6:37pm
First H1N1 Flu Case
Public Health has received confirmation this afternoon (4 June) of Cayman's first H1N1 flu case. 4th June 2009, 3:12pm
2009 Hurricane Season Begins
Hurricanes. 3rd June 2009, 3:08pm
Roatan Earthquake
Earthquake prompts tsunami warning but the Cayman Islands were not threatened. 3rd June 2009, 3:04pm
2009 Shelters Announced
Pets, alcohol, illegal drugs, cooking equipment, furniture and weapons are not allowed in shelters. 26th May 2009, 2:55pm
Hurricane Sambula Table Top Exercise
Annual Hurricane Exercise. 7th May 2009, 2:46pm
Swine Flu Misnomer
International health and disease monitoring agencies now referring to Influenza A (H1N1). 4th May 2009, 2:41pm
Cayman Prepared For Swine Flu
The Ministries of Tourism and Health are working together to closely monitor the situation and its potential impact on travel and trade. 29th April 2009, 2:38pm
Swine Flu Travel Precaution
Cayman residents should avoid non-essential travel to Mexico and be diligent if traveling to other countries affected by the swine flu outbreak. 28th April 2009, 2:34pm
Swine Flu: What You Need to Know
Your questions answered in this advisory from the Ministry of Health and the Health Services Authority. 27th April 2009, 2:20pm
Plan Development Seminar
Continuity of Operations Plan and Response Plan Development. 21st April 2009, 2:08pm
Plan Development Seminar
Continuity of Operations Plan and Response Plan Development. 21st April 2009, 11:32am
Cayman's Met Office
"Well-regarded" internationally. 23rd March 2009, 1:02pm
World Meteorological Day
The National Weather Service has state of the art equipment that helps us to forecast the timing and intensity of severe weather events. 23rd March 2009, 12:55pm
Mass Casualty Management Training
HMCI and PAHO are organising training in Mass Casualty Management, Emergency Care and Treatment and also in Incident Command Systems. 13th February 2009, 12:49pm