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Forecasters are predicting a busy season this year for the Atlantic hurricane basin, which means residents need to now ask themselves where will they and their family go in the event that a storm comes blowing at their door.

In the event that Cayman is threatened by a hurricane, knowing where to seek shelter and ride out the rough weather could mean the difference between life and death.

On Grand Cayman there are 16 shelters scattered across the island. Six in George Town, West Bay and Bodden Town both have three; while North Side and East End each have 2. Over on the sister islands Cayman Brac has three shelters while Little Cayman has one.

Regardless of the location of the shelter there are rules that govern what can and can not be brought in. For a full list of these items click here.

If you live in a low lying area or a place that is prone to flooding, it is best to evacuate before the storm hits and the water begins to rise. With the season swiftly approaching government departments have already started bracing themselves for what ever comes their way. Last month the annual shuttering exercise was done.

On Wednesday Hazard Management Cayman islands will send out a call for volunteers to help manage the shelters in the event that rough weather comes knocking at Cayman’s door.

About the author

Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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