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Shoppers stock up on hurricane supplies

We continue to track Hurricane Matthew very closely. The weather system has now been upgraded to a category 4 storm and considered dangerous.
While the eye of the hurricane is not forecast, at the moment, to come close to the Cayman Islands and stay well East a severe weather bulletin is expected to be issued for the sister islands on Monday.
But more important than tracking the storm is preparation, getting those much-needed supplies in the event of bad weather.
Customers were stocking up on supplies like water, canned foods and batteries on Friday (30 September.)
For Glenda Black, who experienced Hurricane Ivan’s wrath getting supplies was a top priority…

“I’m hoping that the storm is going to turn like it is supposed on the path, but until then we are nor going to be sure and I hope everything is going to be ok. but obviously I just want to be prepared. and I’m just hoping that nothing like Ivan is going to happen obviously having lived through that last time,” Ms Black said.

After having survived Hurricane Ivan and Hurricane Gilbert Leslie Lambert says he is making sure his family is taken care of just in case.

“After Ivan and Gilbert so I know what it take and what it cost to get something to eat and drink,” he said.

And as a precautionary measure, the Port Authority billing office has extended its operating hours and will be open Saturday (1 October) from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to facilitate cargo collection. And Cayman Airways announced it will waive change fees for passengers wishing to cancel flight reservations for travel to and from the sister islands and Jamaica. Cal also has added an extra flight to Montego Bay and Kingston on Sunday.

About the author

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 16 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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