May 8, 2021

LIGHTNING: Preparing for all hazards in the Cayman Islands

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From HAZARD MANAGEMENT CAYMAN ISLANDS THE LIGHTNING THREAT Lightning has been known to come into homes via the telephone line or the pipes in the plumbing. Deaths have occurred to persons on the phone or in the bathtub. It can strike persons lying on the beach, in the shower, in parking lots or in boats. […]

Flying after diving

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From Cayman Health Breathing compressed gas increases the amount of dissolved inert gas in the body. For this reason, scuba diving always carries the risk for decompression sickness (DCS), a condition popularly known as “the bends.” DCS is caused by the uncontrolled release of gas from the tissues during or after surfacing, and symptoms can […]