Tag: Hazard Management Cayman Islands

What are good foods to store for a hurricane?

What are good foods to store for a hurricane?

| 26/06/2019 | 29 Comments

I need advice on what food to purchase as the hurricane preparedness plan suggests. I don’t buy canned food so don’t know how it tastes. Can you advise which canned food has good caloric and nutritional value and also tastes good? Auntie’s answer: First of all, kudos for not generally eating canned food and for […]

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UK and Cayman hold joint hurricane exercise

UK and Cayman hold joint hurricane exercise

| 20/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This week various Cayman departments took part in a joint training programme and exercise with counterparts in the UK and the British High Commission in Kingston to simulate a response to a major hurricane strike on Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Local participants in the exercise were teams from the Governor’s Office, […]

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Hazard Management tests hurricane preparedness

Hazard Management tests hurricane preparedness

| 02/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s emergency operations structure was tested in the aftermath of “Hurricane Kali” as part of the annual exercise to gauge the efficacy of the National Hurricane Plan and those agencies tasked to deal with potentially devastating storms. The simulation took place 23 and 24 May, just ahead of the official start of […]

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What can be done about price gouging after a hurricane?

What can be done about price gouging after a hurricane?

| 10/04/2019 | 1 Comment

I saw your column on dealing with looting after a hurricane, and my question is: What protections are in place to prevent any price gouging? Auntie’s answer: Anyone making money off other people’s misery is truly reprehensible. I can understand that certain circumstances may make it unavoidable to raise prices after a natural disaster, such […]

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First responders to receive disaster training

First responders to receive disaster training

| 04/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The University College of the Cayman Islands is going to be the scene of a ‘mass casualty event’ to ensure Cayman’s first responders and related agencies will be prepared in case an actual disaster strikes. From 8-12 April, about 30 people will receive training in mass casualty management (MCM), in a course […]

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What’s to prevent looting after a hurricane?

What’s to prevent looting after a hurricane?

| 01/04/2019 | 5 Comments

After Hurricane Ivan there was a problem with looting. Does the Cayman Islands hurricane preparedness plan account for this possibility in the event of a major hurricane? It would be nice to feel some degree of comfort that the island would not descend into lawlessness. Auntie’s answer: Hurricane season will be here soon enough (1 […]

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International Day of Disaster Reduction

International Day of Disaster Reduction

| 11/10/2018 | 1 Comment

Home Affairs Minister Tara Rivers writes: On Saturday, October 13th, the Cayman Islands will join the United Nations in celebrating International Day of Disaster Reduction (IDDR) to promote a culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness.

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Danielle Coleman named HMCI director

Danielle Coleman named HMCI director

| 28/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Danielle Coleman has been named Director of Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI), after having served as acting director on a rotational basis for the last six months. She is also the former Deputy Director of Preparedness and Planning for HMCI.

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Cayman Brac CERT established

Cayman Brac CERT established

| 06/06/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Brac now has a dedicated Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) with the 52 residents who completed their training celebrated at a graduation ceremony held Saturday, 2 June, at the Seafarers and Veterans Hall. The 26-hour course comprised training in first aid/CPR, fire safety and suppression, disaster preparedness, stress management/disaster psychology, search […]

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Prospect repeats as CERT competition winner

Prospect repeats as CERT competition winner

| 14/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For the second year in a row, the Prospect Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) came away winners in the annual CERT challenge in a competition featuring a completely different format than previous years. Instead of teams getting trained and then competing using the skills learned, the 2017 challenge motivated the groups to […]

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