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Published 13th October 2010, 9:13am

The National Hurricane Center in Florida is issuing bulletins on Hurricane Paula, which at 7 a.m. was located near 21.3 N 85.9 W or about 315 miles WNW of Grand Cayman. Paula is moving towards the north near 9 mph with max sustained winds near 100 mph.

This storm currently poses no immediate threat to the Cayman Islands; however, the CINWS will continue to monitor the progress of this system over the next few days.

Category 2 Hurricane Paula will support heavy swells along the west and south coasts of the Cayman Islands, posing a threat to boating and beach activities in those areas.

The National Weather Service has issued a Marine Warning for Water Sports activities and other small crafts. All necessary action to ensure safety in these areas of activity should be undertaken.