Ida Warning lifted

| 08/11/2009

(CNS): Although the official storm warning for the Cayman Islands has been discontinued by the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Cayman will continue to experience unsettled weather for the rest of the holiday weekend.  The Cayman government issued an all clear this morning around 4:00am but more heavy showers and flooding in local areas are expected with rough seas and small crafts should exercise caution. The NHC said that at 6:00am this morning Ida became a hurricane with sustained maximum winds of 90mph. Moving at 12mph, Ida is located 70miles east-northeast of Cozumel, Mexico and about 85 miles south-southwest of the western tip of Cuba.

Cayman Airways is advising customers that all of its international and inter-island flights are operating as scheduled. No disruptions are anticipated at this time due to Hurricane Ida, but the airline is continuing to monitor the system and will advise customers if any schedule changes become necessary. Should changes become necessary, advisories will be published on and through the local media.

Ida is expected to turn toward the north-northwest and then to the north over the next couple of days with an increase in forward speed and Ida could become a category two hurricane today or tonight. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the centre and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

Ida which was the 9th tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season passed Grand Cayman on the eve of the one year anniversary of Hurricane Paloma striking Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank God for allowing Ida to pass by gentle, since this is not Election time we  would be s..t out of luck in getting assistance. By the way I heard so much from the Politicians about TRANSPARENCY ,what about the Paloma funds?  I think that it is totally wrong for Politicians to get involved with the handling of the hurricane relief funds and give aways.

    • Anonymous says:

       too right! I heard the pirates raised over 50K last year for Paloma relief, gave a check to help…where did it go? never heard any more about it… hhhmmm.

      • Anonymous says:

        Just a suggestion. Get a copy of the voters list and call them .

        • Anonymous says:

          Politicians will live to see Hurricanes but not the face of God.

          • Anonymous says:

            Well said, unless they change their arrogant ways.Power in the wrong hands is a hell of a thing.

      • Anonymous says:

        I understand that Cayman Brac had enough money to rebuild a new Country,and yet there are still homes without roofs.