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Tsunami Response Exercise
The Exercise will Involve Sending a Message Alert to Mobile Phones 14th March 2017, 9:10am
Twelve Years Since 6.8 M Quake
The event occurred 20 Miles South of George Town and caused relatively strong shaking. 14th December 2016, 12:48pm
2016 Hurricane Season
Above Average Activity 30th November 2016, 5:02pm
Caribbean Tsunami Warning Manager
Chista von Hillebrandt-Andrade 28th November 2016, 11:15am
Training Helps Prepare the Brac
A Mass Casualty Incident is any event resulting in a number of victims large enough to disrupt the normal course of emergency health care services.  16th November 2016, 2:45pm
Caribbean Spawning Ground
Hurricanes tend to form in our region at this time of year. 12th October 2016, 4:51pm
Protecting your Boat in a Storm
If a hurricane is approaching, the best option is get your boat out of the water and to high ground. 5th October 2016, 6:19pm
Matthew Continues Northward
Forecast to Move Towards Western Tip of Haiti 3rd October 2016, 1:17pm
Hurricane Matthew
North at 6 mph with 140 mph sustained winds 3rd October 2016, 10:30am
Hurricane Matthew Moving North
Maximum sustained winds of 130 mph 3rd October 2016, 8:50am
Hurricane Matthew
Moving North West at 5 mph with 145 mph winds 2nd October 2016, 7:03pm
Powerful Hurricane Matthew
Sustained winds of 145 mph  2nd October 2016, 3:05pm
Hurricane Matthew Notification
The expected path of Hurricane Matthew is Significantly East of the Cayman Islands 2nd October 2016, 10:29am
Hurricane Matthew Now Stationary
Still a powerful category four hurricane 1st October 2016, 8:16pm
Matthew Moving North West
Sustained winds of 150 mph.  1st October 2016, 3:58pm
Hurricane Matthew Update
Moving West at 6 mph 1st October 2016, 10:01am
Hurricane Matthew
Strong Category Four Hurricane  1st October 2016, 9:41am
Hurricane Matthew Category 4
Severe Weather Alert Issued for the Sister Islands 30th September 2016, 4:51pm
Hurricane Matthew Update
All Residents should Monitor the Progress of Hurricane Matthew. 30th September 2016, 8:36am
Hurricane Matthew
Continue to monitor the progress of this Hurricane 29th September 2016, 4:18pm
TS Matthew Update
Forecast models are in good agreement that the system will make a turn to the north and pass east of Jamaica. 29th September 2016, 9:19am
TS Matthew
Residents should monitor this system 28th September 2016, 4:19pm
Tropical Storm Matthew
Tropical Storm Forms Near the Windward Islands and Moving West 28th September 2016, 11:09am
Prospect Wins the Challenge
The 2nd Annual CERT Challenge was held at the Agriculture Ground on September 17th.  19th September 2016, 4:19pm
Ivan Remembered
Storm surge estimated 8 to 10 feet. Wave heights (observed estimates 20-30 feet) 9th September 2016, 3:14pm
Tropical Wave
Development of the wave is unlikely 6th September 2016, 11:06am
Disaster Supply Kit
Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a disaster supply kit.  22nd August 2016, 2:19pm
Storm Watch Lifted for Cayman
Severe Weather Alert Remains in Place 2nd August 2016, 4:39pm
Tropical Storm Earl Forms
Expected to Pass South of Grand Cayman Today 2nd August 2016, 11:36am
The wave located south of Jamaica continues to move westward. 2nd August 2016, 7:40am
TS Watch Remains in Effect for Cayman
Rain, rough seas and gusty winds expected 1st August 2016, 10:45pm
Cayman Under Tropical Storm Watch
Showers will be locally heavy at times possibly leading to flooding of low lying areas. Marine interests should seek safe harbor. 1st August 2016, 6:50pm
Severe Weather Warning
Tracking West 1st August 2016, 9:33am
Recommended Actions - Watch and Warning
Suggested actions at the 'Watch' and 'Warning' phases when a hurricane is approaching 16th June 2016, 11:00am
National Day of Preparedness
Residents are encouraged to prepare for hurricanes and other hazards. 13th May 2016, 2:41pm
Hurricane Shelter Volunteers Needed
The Shelter Operations Sub Committee of the Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) is actively seeking volunteers to serve as Shelter Managers and District Representatives in the event of a disaster. The responsibilities of these roles are outlined on the enclosed information sheets. 18th April 2016, 10:21am
Tsunami Exercise
The Cayman Islands joined other countries in the 'Caribe Wave 16', Caribbean and Northwestern Atlantic Tsunami Exercise 23rd March 2016, 12:00pm
Prospect CERT Established
Increasing Resilience at the Community Level 22nd February 2016, 2:45pm
Travel Advisory Issued for Zika Virus
The Public Health Department is recommending all residents avoid non-essential travel to all affected countries.  1st February 2016, 4:51pm