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CERT Challenge 2017
Prospect, West Bay and North Sound Gardens Secure Funding for Community Mitigation Projects. 14th December 2017, 1:25pm
HMCI Director, McCleary Frederick Retiring
Mr. Frederick pioneered disaster management for the Cayman Islands and helped build and maintain a culture of safety for this country. 14th December 2017, 12:28pm
2017 Hurricane Season Review
Massive impacts in the United States and to Islands in the Caribbean. 30th November 2017, 3:48pm
Coleman Returns From Storm Damaged BVI
Everyone living in BVI has been significantly affected, having lost many of their worldly possessions 31st October 2017, 11:32am
Potential Tropical Cyclone
Continued flooding of low lying areas expected. 27th October 2017, 4:34pm
Rain Forecast
Low Pressure 27th October 2017, 9:31am
Low Pressure
No immediate threat 23rd October 2017, 10:03am
Tropical Storm Nate
Max sustained winds 40 mph 5th October 2017, 10:05am
Tropical Depression 16
Expected to become a tropical storm tonight. 4th October 2017, 4:18pm
Tropical Depression South of Cayman
Residents should monitor this weather system. 4th October 2017, 11:28am
Low Pressure Forms South of Cayman
Conditions generally conducive for development 3rd October 2017, 2:18pm
HMCI Deputy Assisting BVI
Danielle Coleman supporting Red Cross Operations in Tortola following Irma impact. 25th September 2017, 9:45am
Hurricane Maria Update
Passing west of Montserrat  19th September 2017, 9:38am
Maria Threatens Overseas Territories
Expected to Strengthen into a Major Hurricane 18th September 2017, 9:48am
Hurricane Irma 4 P.M.
Forecast to pass just north of Cuba 5th September 2017, 4:24pm
OTs Threatened by Cat 5 Irma
Hurricane Warnings in effect for Anguilla, Montserrat and BVI. 5th September 2017, 10:46am
Further Strengthening Expected 4th September 2017, 5:24pm
Major Hurricane Irma
Additional Strengthening Forecast 4th September 2017, 10:43am
Hurricane Irma
Continue to Monitor 31st August 2017, 10:38am
Irma Strengthening
Monitor Closely and Prepare 31st August 2017, 9:20am
Tropical Storm Irma Forms
No immediate threat to the Cayman Islands 30th August 2017, 11:12am
Tropical Storm Harvey Advisory
Forecast to pass well south of the Cayman Islands. 19th August 2017, 12:27pm
TS Harvey
TS Harvey is not considered a threat at this time. 18th August 2017, 5:21pm
Tropical Storm Harvey
Expected to pass well south of the Cayman Islands 18th August 2017, 11:11am
NOAA Forecasts Busier Hurricane Season
Residents should prepare accordingly 9th August 2017, 4:22pm
Tropical Storm Franklin
Moving away from the Cayman Islands 7th August 2017, 9:50am
Fire at Jackson Point Fuel Distribution Centre
All Clear issued 24th July 2017, 9:53am
Amphibious Operation Tests Response Capacity
The equipment was deployed successfully on Seven Mile Beach 7th July 2017, 4:26pm
Navy Ship Visit
Joint exercises planned with HMCI and other first response agencies  4th July 2017, 9:12am
Tropical Storm Bret
Tropical Storm Bret is not considered a threat to the Cayman Islands at this time, but residents should monitor the storm as it tracks across the Caribbean Sea.  20th June 2017, 10:25am
Rain and Rough Seas in Forecast
Frequent showers, possibly heavy at times accompanied by thunder and lightning through Monday. 16th June 2017, 7:28pm
National Day of Preparedness
“Know your Risks, Make a Plan, Get a Kit, Stay Informed!” 11th May 2017, 10:32am
Hundreds Tour the Hurricane Hunter
On the same day, NOAA hurricane experts, Director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Dr. Rick Knabb, and senior hurricane specialist Dr. Lixion Avila led a public workshop at the Ritz-Carlton.  28th April 2017, 5:39pm
CCRIF Scholarships and Regional Internship Programmes
Regional Internship Programme Provides opportunities for university graduates who have specialized in the areas of disaster risk management, environmental management, actuarial science, geography, climate studies and other similar areas to be assigned to national and regional organizations for practical work assignments. CCRIF Scholarship Programme Provides scholarships to individuals to pursue a masters degree in hazard/disaster related disciplines at Caribbean universities (other than UWI) as well as institutions the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. CCRIF-UWI Scholarship Programme Provides scholarships to students at UWI for undergraduate and post-graduate study in fields such as natural resource management, climate change, meteorology, geography/geology and civil/environmental engineering. 26th April 2017, 2:56pm
You're Invited
Tour the Hurricane Hunter! 20th April 2017, 10:24am