No curfew yet but police move Eastern operations

| 29/08/2008

(CNS): Police said that with the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Gustav the Royal Cayman Islands Police Servicehas initiated its contingency plan. Given the current update on Gustav the Commissioner of Police David George said he is not considering asking the Governor Stuart Jack to authorize curfew at this stage. He said the situation will be continually monitored. However, Eastern district operations will be moved later this afternoon.

A decision has been made police said to move the police operations for the Eastern Districts from the Bodden Town Police Station to the Bodden Town Primary School.
In an effort to make this as smooth a transitions as possible for the community the telephone numbers for the respective stations will remain the same: Bodden Town 947 2220. East End 947 7411 and North Side 947 9411. Thhis will take effect from 5:00PM today.

The RCIPS stressed that people should not venture out during the storm and that they should stay at a suitable location for their own protection and to ensure they do not impede the emergency services. 

If anyone is found on the streets breaking the law or committing anti social behavior the RCIP will act swiftly to deal with them.  We will ensure the law is maintained. The people of all the Cayman Islands can rest assured that the RCIP will do everything it can to ensure their safety and well being.  Officers will be deployed to assist those at shelter, venerable locations and in crime prevention and detection duties. Residents should remain aware of what is going by listen to public broadcasts.”We will endeavour to keep everyone as up-to-date as possible,” the service said.

Hazard Management Cayman Islands said residents should already be taking shelter. On Grand Cayman, other than essential service personnel, people should stay off the roads after 4:00 p.m. today (Friday, 28 August), for their own safety. Members of the public on all three islands should remain indoors until advised otherwise.



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