Hurricane Guide

What to know before, during & after a storm


Everyone Matters

Remember those who cannot help themselves


Coping Emotionally

Prepare yourself and your family


Hurricane Paloma in 2008 and Hurricane Ivan in 2004 demonstrate the enormous damage and devastation that hurricanes can bring to the Cayman Islands. To help keep your family and home safe, have a plan in place before a storm arrives.

Ivan's Wind Speed
Billion in Damages
Caymanian Buildings Damaged
Storm Surge Floods

Children, Elders and Pets

Your hurricane plan must addresses how you will take care of your young, elderly and disabled family as well as animals.

Grab-And-Go Bag

Create a collection of items you may need during an evacuation – packed in an easy-to-carry container such as a backpack.

Prepare Your Home

Secure items in and around your home before storm force winds arrive. Trim and remove dead branches and minimize flying debris.


Ensure you have at least one gallon of water a day, per person, for three days – half for drinking, half for food preparation and sanitation.


Flashlights are indispensable for moving around inside a dark house, but they’re less useful for general room lighting.

First Aid Kit

Hurricanes can cause injury. Prepare a first aid kit composed of different-sized bandages, antibiotic ointment, gauze pads and adhesive tape.

“Residents should always be prepared for the impact of a major storm, especially in the latter part of the season.” – John Tibbetts, Director General, Cayman Islands National Weather Service

Business Continuity

It pays to have a plan in place for business continuity and recovery.
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Take the next step and prepare yourself and your family for a hurricane.