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Shelter Open for persons needing shelter.

Published 8th March 2020, 7:11pm

Hazard Management Cayman has confirmed that the Red Cross Shelter on Huldah Avenue, George Town is now open for anyone needing to evacuate from the smoke (As of 7:15 pm)

DEH Statement on Landfill Fire

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is working with the CIFS to contain the current fire at the George Town Landfill (Sunday evening, 8 March 2020), and will keep the public updated.

Members of the public are advised to stay away from the smoke, and anyone experiencing respiratory issues due to smoke should contact the Accident and Emergency unit at the GT Hospital immediately on 244 2945 to report it.

The DEH will be further guided by the CIFS and the Medical Officer of Health as to the progress of the fire and if any additional shelters should be opened at this time.

The public is asked to remain on alert for updates on this developing situation.