December 7, 2023

Cayman: Hazard Management Execs refresh strategic skills in Hurricane Exercise

NHMEx Co-chair Premier Hon. Wayne Panton in discussion with exercise participants. (L-R) Cabinet Secretary Samuel Rose, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart and Minister Hon. Sabrina Turner.

Thursday, 6 July 2023 – Members of the National Hazard Management Executive recently (June 28) participated in an annual hurricane exercise, at the Government Administration Building, aimed at both preparedness and aftermath of Category 3+ storms. 

Dubbed, ‘Hurricane Avalon’, the exercise featured a number of areas that members of the Executive collectively has to consider in the event of a hurricane and its impact on the Cayman Islands.

The National Hazard Management Executive is the ultimate strategic decision-making authority in the national emergency response structure in the Islands and is co-chaired by the Governor and Premier.

HMCI Director Dani Coleman addressing members of the NHMEx. Pictured are (L-R) Chief Officer responsible for HMCI Jennifer Ahearn, Hon. Andre Ebanks, Ms. Coleman, Governor Jane Owen, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and Police Commissioner Derek Byrne

During the session, HMCI Director Dani Coleman provided an overview of the activities of the afternoon which covered community vulnerability index which will help identify areas and persons at higher risk from disaster impacts. She also gave details of the Cayman Islands Government Internet of Things (IoT) Flood Sensor Pilot Project, which is currently in the installation phase.

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