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As the hurricane season approaches, government departments are doing what they can to be prepared.

Today (18 May), Hazard Management set up a simulation to re-enact the activation of a national emergency operations centre.

The 16 sub-groups who make up the operations centre used the exercise to re-familiarise themselves with how to deal with the various scenarios that could happen during a natural disaster.

“Today is the day that we identify the gaps, the bugs and try and work them out before june first, if some of these cannot be dealt with or solved before june the 1st, we continue working with them throughout the hurricane season, so we will get requests from the various participants today of the areas that there gaps and needs,” said the Deputy Director of Hazard Management Omar Afflick.

The groups that make up the operations center range from, emergency services to debris management, infrastructure services and volunteer agencies, leaving no room for error during a catastrophic storm.

 

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Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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