HOW DOES PROGRESIVE DISTRIBUTORS LTD PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON
As the islands largest food distributor, every year PDL ensures, well ahead of time, that we are ready with all hurricane essentials needed to support the islands in the event of a hurricane catastrophe. Our procurement department sources supplies months in advance to ensure they arrive here in time for June 1st (official start of the hurricane season). The company works with all local supermarkets and various organizations in Cayman, including official hurricane shelters, The Cayman Islands Government, food banks and charities, positioning ourselves to help serve our island in times of need.
By building up our supplies and storing them in our category 5 hurricane resistant warehouse for the entirety of the hurricane season, the PDL operation is first on the scene post any hurricane when supplies are needed. During 2004 when Hurricane Ivan demolished the island of Grand Cayman our warehouse stood proud and we were able to ensure that supplies continued to stream in during the difficult times that lay after.
We strongly urge the public to have a plan. BE SAFE. Have a hurricane kit and Be Prepared. Turn to reliable information sources like the Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) on Hurricane warnings and Radio Cayman for updates before and after a storm.