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Hurricane Warning affecting the Cayman Islands

Community Notices 24 Sep, 2022 Follow News

Hurricane Warning affecting the Cayman Islands

Please be advised that the Cayman Islands is now under a Hurricane Warning.

Water Authority - Cayman would like to urge all customers to complete all necessary hurricane preparations and
seek shelter as soon as possible.

Depending on the forecasted path and predicted severity of the storm, it may be necessary for
the Authority to temporarily interrupt water service in order to protect the distribution system.
Should this action be necessary, the Authority will give as much notice as possible once such a
decision has been made. Customers should ensure they have sufficient water stored for
drinking and non-drinking purposes.

Sanitation During and After a Hurricane

The Water Authority would like to urge the general public to have adequate quantities of potable water. They should also have a sufficient supply of water to flush their toilets if there is an interruption in the piped water supply.

Water can be stored in buckets for non-potable use, should piped water not be available. To conserve water, remember to only flush solid waste by pouring water into the tank.

In case you run out of non-potable water prior to the restoration of piped water, be prepared to safely dispose of human waste. Proper disposal of personal waste is very important in order to minimize public health hazards. Using basic materials, suitable temporary disposal may be accomplished by placing waste in a watertight plastic bag and securely closing the bag. Collect and store all such bags in a large, sturdy garbage bag in a safe and restricted area until DEH can collect it.

If you are planning to shelter somewhere other than your property, the Water Authority advises
you to turn off the customer shut-off valve to prevent unexpectedly high-water bills and
property damage should a leak occur in your property's plumbing during the storm.

Please continue to listen to your radio or visit our website and/or social media accounts for
further updates.


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