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Cayman made a remarkable recovery following enormous damage caused by Hurricane Ivan

Ivan's 11th Anniversary; Remembering the Lessons Learned

Friday , 11 September 2015 11:32 AM

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HMCI has plans in place to mitigate against a wide range of hazards that may affect the Cayman Islands


Find out more about Hurricanes and how to prepare for them.

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The Cayman Islands lie close to the boundary zone of the Caribbean and North American tectonic plates. This transform boundary, where the plates slide past each other, has the potential to generate earthquakes.

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Epidemics / Pandemics

Public health issues are addressed by a communicable disease committee that brings together representatives from other government divisions such as environmental health and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit.

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A tsunami is an ocean wave or series of ocean waves caused by an abrupt disturbance of the ocean floor that displaces a large mass of water.

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Mass Casualty

As a regulated international aviation destination, the Cayman Islands has been holding mass casualty drills for over 20 years. These involve all emergency services (fire, police, emergency medical and ambulance), health services, the Red Cross, and Civil Aviation.

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The Cayman Islands joined countries worldwide in upgrading national security measures after the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 (9/11).

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Environmental Hazards

Several Government agencies: Chief Petroleum Officer, Environment, Environmental Health and Water Authority, with the assistance of the private sector, cooperate in handling inland and marine fuel spills, hazardous materials, sewage and other threats.

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Hurricane Planning

Hurricane Kit The CaymanPrepared Hurricane Information Kit

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  • Develop a response plan for your family & business
  • Know the location of your nearest Shelters and Emergency Medical Centres
  • Lay in supplies before a storm threatens the Cayman Islands
  • Keep important documents safe in a waterproof container

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Hurricane Residence Kit
1st June - 30th November.