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Paloma's Environmental Impact

How does a hurricane affect the environment?

This week GIS Spotlight travels with the Department of Environment to Cayman Brac to assess Paloma's impact on the environment. Then take a tour of the newly renovated National Museum to view the finished reconstruction project.

We have seen images of Hurricane Paloma's destruction on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman: Power lines are down everywhere and some homes are completely destroyed. But the problems are not limited to man-made structures. Join us as we travel with DOE staff to find out what happened to the island's coral reefs and wildlife.

Next, we visit the National Museum as it prepares to re-open. Get a special look at the wattle, daub and ironwood construction and hear from Museum Board Chairman Harris McCoy on what the future has in store for this landmark building.

Then test your knowledge on how hurricanes have shaped the history of these Islands with Cayman Quiz.

Produced by Government Information Services, GIS Spotlight highlights government's services and solutions regarding issues that concern and affect you.

Due to CITN's 27 Days of Christmas the programme will air as follows: On Monday, 24 November, on Cayman 27, at 6:45pm (right after the 27 Days of Christmas) with a repeat at 10:45pm; On Thursday, 27 November on Island24 at 6:30pm .

All the stories seen on this week's edition can also be found on YouTube at the following link: www.youtube.com/user/CIGovtInfoServices .

Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing heather.hopson@gov.ky .

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver