Governor says thoughts with Sister Islanders

| 08/11/2008

(CNS): While it was business as usual on Grand Cayman after the passage of Hurricane Paloma in an official statement H.E the Governor Stuart said thoughts are with those living on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.  “Hurricane Paloma has passed Grand Cayman, and our business sector, and community, will be fully operational in short order,” he said. “Our experience here on Grand Cayman is ….over, with no serious injuries, casualties, or damage reported.  However, as residents of our largest island breathe a sigh of relief… our thoughts are with those living on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. “


He said that Paloma was erratic, unpredictable and explosive in strength and that the Sister Islands faced a stronger, more powerful Paloma than what was initially forecast. “ I have asked RFA Waveruler to head directly to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, to stand ready to provide humanitarian assistance when conditions allow,” he said.

He explained that with the approach of Hurricane Paloma on Friday, 7 November, Grand Cayman’s financial services sector activated their business continuity plans and continued to meet client needs from alternate sites.
“Government’s Hazard Management sub-committees reported to the National EmergencyOperations Centre yesterday morning, where they worked all day and most of the night. Some will continue on active duty through the weekend, until this storm is completely over,” he added.

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