Archive for November 7th, 2009

Ida passes Cayman Islands

| 07/11/2009 | 21 Comments

(CNS):  Updated Sunday 8am – Tropical Storm Ida was located near 19.5 N 84.4 W or 197 miles west of Grand Cayman at 7 pm, according to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Florida. Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Grand Cayman and the Cayman Islands National Weather Service advises residents to continue to monitor the progress of this storm and take all necessary precautions. The Cayman area will continue to experience cloudy to overcast skies with scattered showers and some thunder through tomorrow evening. Showers will be locally heavy at times leading to flooding in low lying areas.

Residents in low lying areas should take all necessary precautions. Weather models indicate that an additional 1 to 2 inches are likely over the next 24 hours.

Winds over the open seas will be from the southeast 15 to 20 knots with higher gusts in squally conditions potentially reaching tropical storm force. Marine conditions will be rough with wave heights 5 to 7 feet. All crafts should seek safe harbour and remain there until further notice.

Ida has maximum sustained winds near 70 mph and is moving towards the north-northwest at 10 mph. This general heading with a gradual increase in forward speed is expected during the next day or so. Ida is expected to become a hurricane tonight or Sunday… but weakening is forecast after it enters the Gulf of Mexico by Sunday night. On the current forecast track, Ida is expected to move through the Yucatan Channel on Sunday and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico Sunday night.

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Man drowns in car accident

| 07/11/2009 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Update Saturday 2:00pm: — Police have now confirmed that the 41-year-old man who died on Friday 6 November after his truck veered off the road and ended up submerged in the canal behind Grand Harbour, was Shella Carson Tatum Carter. The accident was reported to 911 Emergency Services at 4:45pm and the RCIPS marine unit divers recovered Carter from the car. He was given CPR by emergency personnel before being transported to George Town Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said that he was the only person in the car at the time and that no other vehicles were involved.

The incident is being investigated by the Traffic Department and anyone who may have been a witness or has information is encouraged to call the department at 946 6254 or investigating officer PC 255 Eugene Myles at 926 0629. The RCIPS also said that it sends its condolences to the family and friends of the victim.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.


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