Hurricane season 2019 is here. The University College of the Cayman Islands is aiming to ensure all students and faculty are prepared for the season. The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1st and will run through November 30th. Early forecasts for the season are calling for above average activity in terms of actual named tropical storms and hurricanes.
When it comes to hurricanes in the Cayman Islands, the relevant question is not “if,” it is “when.” So, the best bet is to be prepared as early as possible. As the 2017 and 2018 Hurricane Seasons have shown, a hurricane can cause widespread damage. A category 1 hurricane can cause extensive property damage with wind, water and storm surge, and the impact only gets worse as a hurricane intensifies.
Everyone should know their risk for hurricanes and take steps to prepare. To ensure that our campus is prepared for the season, we have prepared a comprehensive hurricane resource page (ucci.edu.ky/hurricane-prepared). Our goal is to help people think ahead, plan, and stay informed throughout the season.
The webpage and guide are filled with information that allows Parents, Students and Faculty to be fully prepared for the season.
To help with your preparations we recommend:
We are committed to ensuring the safety of everyone on island especially our students and campus. Know your risk, get prepared, and stay informed are just a few steps you can take to get ready for hurricane season.