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Cancelled flights due to Irma

Cayman Airways has released detail of cancellations of flight over the coming days due to Hurricane Irma. All flights between Cayman and Miami on Saturday and Sunday have been cancelled. Flights on Sunday between Cayman and Havana and Cayman and Tampa are also affected. Here’s a full list: The following …

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Hurricane half-time report: Peak season soon come

  Cayman’s hurricane season has reached half time trouble free – but weather experts warn it’s the latter stages we need to watch out for.  People don’t need to be reminded it was in September when Hurricane Ivan struck – and according to the Director General of the National Weather Service, John Tibbetts, …

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2017 hurricane season message

McCleary Frederick, Hazard Management Cayman Islands director If you look at statistics, the Cayman Islands are impacted by hurricanes or tropical storms every two years. This long-term frequency rate provides sufficient evidence that the hurricane threat is significant, however, we have actually been largely spared from direct impacts over the …

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Caring for pets during a hurricane

The single most important thing you can do to protect your pets during a hurricane is to take them with you. If it’s not safe for you to stay, then it’s not safe for your animals. Pets that are left behind can be injured, lost, or killed. If they are …

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Hurricane and tropical storm alerts, signals and flags

Understanding tropical and hurricane storm signal flags are key during hurricane season. Warning flags are flown from a selection of locations across Cayman, including Owen Roberts International Airport, fire stations and police stations, the National Museum of the Cayman Islands, and the Courts Office. Note, that hurricane signal flags are …

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Hurricane shelters

If your home is not in a safe place or not adequately hurricane proof, your best bet is to head to family and friends, or failing that, one of the hurricane shelters listed below. Prior to the start of hurricane season make sure you familiarise yourself with your closest shelter …

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Hurricanes of the past

Hurricane Paloma (Nov. 8, 2008) Hurricane Paloma hit Cayman Brac and Little Cayman with 140 mph winds resulting in extensive property damage, some injuries, but no deaths. Hurricane Ivan (Sept. 11-12, 2004) Hurricane Ivan tracked just to the south of Grand Cayman with winds of 155 mph. Storm surge was …

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Pantry foods to keep you nourished

Eating healthy food is just as important following a hurricane. Eating the wrong foods, such as gorging on high-sugar and high-sodium foods can lead to mood swings and an increased risk of high blood pressure. Choosing the right foods will help keep your blood sugars stable and help you think …

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Prepare your disaster kit

Don’t be blown away this hurricane season. With few hurricanes over the past years, it’s easy to become complacent. Ensuring you have a disaster kit is extremely important during hurricane season. Here are some of the most critical supplies to have on hand, well before a hurricane threatens. At least …

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