Cayman urged to keep watch on new weather system

| 22/10/2011

(CNS): Residents are being urged by Hazard management Cayman Islands to monitor weather bulletins in connection with an area of cloudiness and thunderstorms associated with a nearly stationary area of low pressure in the south western Caribbean Sea near San Andreas Islands which has a high chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next few days. Officials said that past hurricane impacts show damaging cyclones can and do form to the south of Cayman, particularly at this time of year. “Residents should ensure that their disaster kit and disaster plans are up to date and ready, and maintain a high state of preparedness,” a spokesperson for HMCI said Friday evening.

A small craft warning is currently in effect for the Cayman Islands and the five day forecast product issued by the National Weather Service indicates that seas are expected to remain rough, except for on Sunday, when seas should be slight with wave heights of 2 to 3 feet.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season still has almost six weeks to run before it ends on 30 November.

Formore details go to National Hurricane Centre or the local weather service websites.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Someone should tell John Foster.


  2. Anonymous says:

    What would be nicer if the TV Station we have here would give us updates on such developments, making broadcasts on our local channels.

    I pray that this doesn't turn into anything, but it will be upon us before we know anything about it, but some of us know how to use the internet, and we will track it !!


  3. Anonymous says:

    It would sure have been nice to receive an update from this body called Hazzard Management!!!