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Press Releases 2012

Tremor
Residents felt earthquake 11th December 2012, 10:49am
Historical Earthquakes
Accounts of two earthquakes that impacted the Cayman Islands in the 19th Century 15th November 2012, 5:44pm
Hurricane Sandy
Cayman Islands Under Marine Warning 24th October 2012, 10:59am
TS Sandy Moving North Towards Jamaica
Marine warning in effect for the Cayman Islands 24th October 2012, 9:37am
TS Sandy Advisory
Rough Seas Expected 23rd October 2012, 4:43pm
TS Sandy
Residents should monitor the progress of this cyclone. 23rd October 2012, 10:11am
Tropical Storm Sandy
Currently stationary with 40 mph winds. Additional strengthening is expected. 22nd October 2012, 4:40pm
TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHTEEN
Additional Strengthening is expected 22nd October 2012, 11:24am
Tropical Storm Rafael
This storm is not expected to have an impact on the Cayman Islands  13th October 2012, 11:32am
UN International Day for Disaster Reduction
"Women and Girls - the [in]Visible Force of Resilience." 12th October 2012, 10:24am
Peak of the Hurricane Season
September is historically the most active month for tropical cyclones and September 10th is the statistical peak for the hurricane season 10th September 2012, 1:57pm
Tsunami Watch Cancelled
The Tsunami Watch for the Caribbean is cancelled because it was meant for the Pacific and was inadvertantly sent to the Caribbean. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 5th September 2012, 12:01pm
Urban Search and Rescue Team Established
Cayman's response capacity is strengthened 29th August 2012, 1:36pm
Tropical Storm Watch Lifted for Cayman
Tropical Storm Isaac no longer poses a significant threat to the Cayman Islands 25th August 2012, 2:44pm
TS Isaac Moving Northwest
Outer bands could bring heavy rain especially to the Sister Islands 25th August 2012, 9:58am
Tropical Storm Isaac Advisory
Heavy rainfall and flooding possible, especially in the Sister Islands 25th August 2012, 9:33am
Tropical Storm Watch for the Cayman Islands
Heavy rain and flooding possible, especially for the Sister Islands. 24th August 2012, 5:45pm
T.S. Isaac Friday 4 pm
T.S. Isaac slightly stronger and heading towards Haiti 24th August 2012, 4:41pm
Tropical Storm Isaac Heading Northwest
At 1 p.m. Tropical Storm Isaac was located near 16.8 N. 71.4 W. or about 135 miles south southeast of Port au Prince Haiti.  24th August 2012, 1:42pm
Tropical Storm Isaac 10 am
Tropical Storm Isaac Advisory 24th August 2012, 10:15am
Tropical Storm Isaac 4PM advisory
The National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida, is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Isaac. At 4 p.m. 23rd August 2012, 4:31pm
Tropical Storm Isaac 11AM advisory
The National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida, is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Isaac. 23rd August 2012, 11:00am
Tropical Storm Isaac
The National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida, is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Isaac. 22nd August 2012, 5:00pm
Cayman Prepared Gets an Overhaul
Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) has a new website and has added a presence on the social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. 10th August 2012, 10:19am
Severe Weather Warning
Tropical Storm Ernesto is forecasted to pass approximately 214 miles south of Grand Cayman early this evening. Based on this path, rain bands associated with this storm will continue to affect the Cayman Islands through Tuesday afternoon. 6th August 2012, 4:00pm
Tropical Storm Watch Discontinued
The Cayman Islands Government has discontinued the tropical storm watch for Grand Cayman  6th August 2012, 10:00am
Tropical Storm Ernesto August 6 - 8:00AM Advisory
The National Hurricane Center continues to issue advisories on Tropical Storm Ernesto, which at 4 a.m. was located near 15.2 N. 81.0 W. or about 380 miles east of Roatan. Ernesto is moving towards the west near 12 mph with maximum sustained winds near 50 mph. 6th August 2012, 8:00am
Tropical Storm Ernesto August 5 - 10:00PM Advisory
The National Hurricane Center continues to issue advisories on Tropical Storm Ernesto, which at 10 p.m. was located near 15.0 N. 79.7 W. or about 316 miles south southeast of Grand Cayman. 5th August 2012, 9:32pm
Tropical Storm Watch Continues
Government business will continue as usual on Monday while a tropical storm watch for TS Ernesto continues until further notice. 5th August 2012, 8:54pm
Tropical Storm Ernesto August 5 - 04:00PM Advisory
At 4 p.m. on Sunday August 5th, Tropical Storm Ernesto was located near Latitude 15.3N and Longitude 78.6W or 331 miles Southeast of George Town, Grand Cayman. 5th August 2012, 4:16pm
Tropical Storm Watch
The Cayman Islands Government has issued a tropical storm watch for Grand Cayman.  5th August 2012, 11:18am
Tropical Storm Ernesto August 5 - 7:00AM Advisory
At 7 a.m. on Sunday August 5th, Tropical Storm Ernesto was located near Latitude 15.0N and Longitude 76.0W or about 215 miles South South East of Kingston, Jamaica. Minimum central pressure is 1006 MB. 5th August 2012, 8:50am
Tropical Storm Ernesto August 4 - 4:00PM Advisory
At 4 p.m. on Saturday August 4th, Tropical Storm Ernesto was located near Latitude 14.8N and Longitude 70.1W or about 495 miles East South East of Kingston, Jamaica. Minimum central pressure is 1003 MB. 4th August 2012, 4:26pm
Tropical Storm Ernesto August 4 - 1:00PM Advisory
At 1 p.m. on Saturday August 4th, Tropical Storm Ernesto was located at 14.5N 69.3W or about 550 miles East South East of Kingston, Jamaica. Minimum central pressure is 1004 MB. 4th August 2012, 4:03pm
Tropical Storm Ernesto 4:00 PM Advisory
The National Hurricane Center, in Miami Florida, continues to issue advisories on Tropical Storm Ernesto. 3rd August 2012, 5:07pm
Tropical Storm Ernesto
Hazard Management Cayman Islands and the National Weather Service are currently monitoring Tropical Storm Ernesto which is located close to St. Lucia and heading west at 21 mph. 3rd August 2012, 12:15pm
Tropical Depression Number 5
Hazard Management Cayman Islands and the National Weather Service are currently monitoring Tropical Depression number 5 which is located east of the Windward Islands.  2nd August 2012, 3:32pm
HMCI Reaches Out
Hazard Management Cayman Islands participated in the Island Living Show held on July 20th and 21st at the Arts and Recreation Centre, Camana Bay. 24th July 2012, 12:11pm
Travel Advisory: Cholera Outbreak in Cuba
Following a cholera outbreak in Cuba, Caymanís Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar has issued a travel advisory recommending travel to that country on an essential basis only. 10th July 2012, 9:32am
HMCI Hurricane Tabletop Exercise
We take a look at how seriously Hazard Management Cayman Islands takes being prepared for hurricane season. 27th June 2012, 12:39pm
Clean-up After Water Damage
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) officials are reminding the public to be vigilant about preventing illnesses during clean up after water damage. The safety of your food and home can be jeopardized during a natural disaster involving flooding and loss of power. 20th June 2012, 4:47pm
Severe Weather Bulletin No:6
Grand Cayman residents can expect a gradual decrease in rainfall from this evening.†Continued flooding of low lying areas is expected mainly over the Sister Islands during the next 24 hours and residents are urged to continue to take necessary precautions. 23rd May 2012, 10:00am
All Schools on Grand Cayman Re-Open; Brac Schools are Closed But Exams Continue
Government schools and private schools on Grand Cayman reopen today, as does Sunrise Adult Training Centre. 23rd May 2012, 7:00am
Severe Weather Bulletin No:5
Weather models indicate the possibility of 2 to 3 inches of rainfall over Grand Cayman with higher values over the sister islands during the next 24 hours. 23rd May 2012, 6:00am
Statement from the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment on Government Schools Re-Opening
Based on the latest weather forecast we anticipate that government schools will be able to open tomorrow provided that weather conditions remain stable. 23rd May 2012, 6:00am
Government Schools Re-Opening
Statement from the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment on Government Schools Re-Opening. 22nd May 2012, 8:28pm
Severe Weather Bulletin No:4
Satellite pictures show a large area of cloudiness with embedded thunderstorms moving Northeastward across the Cayman area. 22nd May 2012, 4:00pm
Government Schools Close Due to Flood Waters
Grand Cayman Experiences Torrential Rain. 22nd May 2012, 12:56pm
Red Cross Shelter Opens
Department of Children and Family Services confirms some George Town families have flood water in their homes. 22nd May 2012, 12:54pm
Severe Weather Warning
Continued flooding of low lying areas is expected. 22nd May 2012, 12:52pm
Medic Alert Pack
Hazard Management Cayman Islands has teamed up with the Health Services Authority to distribute the 'Medic Alert Pack.' 22nd May 2012, 11:52am
Minister for the Overseas Territories Tours the NEOC
Mr. Henry Bellingham and His Excellency the Governor, Duncan Taylor toured the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) along with HMCI Director, Mr McCleary Frederick, Deputy Chief Fire officer Rosworth McLaughlin, National Weather Service Director General Fred Sambula and staff members from the Hazard Management Office. 22nd May 2012, 10:51am
Cruise Ship Disaster Exercise
Local and UK emergency response teams tested Caymanís readiness and management of a major cruise ship accident, during an exercise this week. 22nd May 2012, 10:03am
Severe Weather Bulletin No:2
Weather models indicate rainfall amounts of 3 to 4 inches are likely during the next 24 hours with a maximum of 8 inches. 22nd May 2012, 10:00am
Severe Weather Bulletin No:3
Continued flooding of low lying areas is expected during the next 24 hours and residents are urged to take necessary precautions. 22nd May 2012, 10:00am
Risk Reduction Initiative
Regional Risk Reduction Initiative Seeks to Reduce Hazard Vulnerability of Small Caribbean Islands. 18th May 2012, 4:53pm
Regional Risk Reduction Initiative Seeks to Reduce Hazard Vulnerability of Small Caribbean Islands
The Overseas Countries and Territories R3i (Regional Risk Reduction Initiative) is holding a conference in the Cayman Islands between May 20th and May 26th. 18th May 2012, 4:23pm
Communities and Residents of the Cayman Islands
The North Sound Gardens Citizens' Association (NSGCA) has completed the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program. The community group met for CERT training every Friday night for two hours. 18th May 2012, 3:45pm
May 21st is National Day of Preparedness
Residents are encouraged to take stock of their current level of readiness, and review and update their family plan. 15th May 2012, 11:22am
Brackers Train in Incident Command Systems and Mass Casualty Management
It is important that we have pre-established procedures in place 4th May 2012, 4:33pm
Belford Estates Helps Push CERT at Agriculture Show
Members of the Belford Estates Community Emergency Response Team (BECERT) helped out at Hazard Management Cayman Islands display booth at the Agriculture Show on February 23rd.  28th February 2012, 12:18pm