- Shelter Resident Information — A Shelter is a facility designated for refuge immediately prior to, during or after a disaster, including for an event such as a storm/hurricane. An emergency shelter is normally operated for an initial period of up to 72 hours but may be longer depending on the severity of impact on the communit
Preparing for All Hazards — HISTORICAL HURRICANES 1751 - 2008
The Cayman Islands - history of significant hurricanes.
Preparing for All Hazards — TSUNAMI
Tsunamis (soo-NAH-mee) are a series of long-wavelength, long-period ocean waves.
- Who Are We?— HMCI promotes prevention and mitigation as national priorities in managing risk. It acts as a coordinating point for disaster risk management, including prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.
- Community Emergency Response Team— CERT is formed by members of a neighborhood or workplaces who want to be better prepared for the hazards that threaten their communities. They are trained to recognize, respond to and help their communities recover from major emergencies or disasters.
- Disaster Preparedness— Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Each disaster has lasting effects, both to people and property. If a disaster occurs, the government and disaster-relief organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready as well. Responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere. You should know how to respond to severe weather or any disaster that could occur - hurricanes, earthquakes, or flooding etc.
- Earthquake Brochure— An earthquake is a natural phenomenon like rain. Earthquakes have occurred for billions of years. In simple terms, Earthquakes are the sudden, rapid release of energy stored in rocks. The earth’s rock layer is broken into large pieces. These pieces are in slow but constant motion. They may slide by each other smoothly and almost imperceptibly.
- Floods— A flood is typically a natural phenomenon caused by rain, large waves, high tides or storm surge. However, broken water pipes can also cause localized flooding. In simple terms, a flood is a temporary rise in water level caused by water overflowing onto land that is normally dry. Preparation is the key to reducing property damage caused by floods.
- Making Homes Safer Brochure— Install storm shutters or purchase pre-cut 5/8 inch outdoor plywood boards for each window of your home. Install anchors in the plywood and pre-drill holes in the wood so you can put the boards up quickly. (Taping windows does not prevent them from breaking so it is not recommended).
- Pets and Disasters— The single most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to take them with you. If it’s not safe for you to stay in the disaster area, then it’s not safe for your animals.
- Unusual Weather Brochure— Climatically the year can be divided into two seasons-the wet, summer season, generally from mid-May through October and the dry, winter season, from November to April. Occasional surges of cooler air from continental North America, the leading edge of which is called a cold front is the main winter system affecting the Cayman Islands from late October through early April.
Care & Maintenance of Cisterns
Guidelines for a Safe Water Supply
Facts on Mould
Mould Control & Prevention
Bottled Water Coolers Ensuring - Safe Drinking Water
- How to Disinfect Drinking Water