As a student, planning for disaster often only goes as far as making sure you have enough in your bank account for that emergency shot of espresso. However, being a student in the Cayman Islands means that you will see your share of sudden flooding and high winds, especially during hurricane season.
The best way to protect life and property is to prepare for hurricanes in advance. And, make sure you follow those plans when a hurricane is approaching. As a student there are a few things to keep in mind this hurricane season. If the Cayman Islands is in the path of a storm or other disaster:
Preparing a hurricane survival kit in advance will save you having to rush around when there is a hurricane warning. The stores will run out of essential items fast if there is a hurricane warning. You will need to think about what you will need if you can stay in your home, as well as what you will need if must evacuate. Keep your hurricane emergency kit in a waterproof container.
Here’s a list of the basic things that every hurricane preparedness kit should contain:
We are committed to ensuring the safety of everyone on island especially our students and campus. Know your risk, make a kit, get prepared, and stay informed are just a few steps you can take to get ready for hurricane season. More information on how to prepare may be found at www.caymanprepared.ky or www.ucci.edu.ky/hurricane-prepared