Tropical Storm Richard forms south of Cayman

| 21/10/2010

(CNS):Updated Thursday 10:15am – Tropical Depression 19 strengthens to Tropical Storm Richard, Hazard Management Cayman Islands announced Thursday morning. At 10am the National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida placed TS Richard near 16.2 N 80.4 W, or about 220 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman, 245 miles south of Cayman Brac. Richard is currently moving towards the southeast near 6 mph with max sustained winds near 40mph. This storm poses no immediate threat to the Cayman Islands; however, rainfall associated with the system will continue to impactthe islands over the next day or two. Swells are expected to affect the south and east coasts of the Cayman Islands.

The CINWS is monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Richard. All interests within the Cayman Islands should remain alert and stay tuned local media for the latest information on this system.

The next bulletin will be issued 4pm today.

The CI National Weather Service is continuing to monitor the progress and development of TS Richard. For latest local weather forecast go to

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I think we had all better go home for the day

    • Uncivil Servant says:

      Already did. The year end is coming up and I still have sick days left! They better not close the office or I will have to apply to get my sick day back!

  2. Anonymous says:

     Guess we’d better close all the schools now before the kids get wet.

    • westchest says:

      In closing schools, government was so slow in responding. Last time it was too late. I hope this time they are better prepared.

      • Anonymous says:

         I think you missed the sarcasm there – the schools should never have been closed last time – it was just a bit of rain!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    it’s been declared