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Published 28th September 2010, 4:32pm

THE CAYMAN ISLANDS REMAINS UNDER A TROPICAL STORM WARNING

The National Hurricane Center is issuing bulletins on TD 16

At 4:00 p.m. local time TD 16 was located at 21.5N 82.4W or about 167 miles NW of Grand Cayman and moving towards the NNE at 10 mph with maximum sustained Winds of 35 mph.

The Cayman Islands will continue to experience overcast skies with periods of heavy showers. Another 2 to 4 inches of rainfall are likely during the next 24 hours leading to extensive flooding of low lying areas. Residents of these areas should continue to take the necessary precautions.

Strong southwesterly winds reaching tropical storm force at times, and rough seas with wave heights of 8 to 10 feet are expected over our area from tonight, and the south and west coasts of our Islands will experience heavy wave action and some beach erosion.

All boating interests should remain in safe harbour until further notice

The CI National Weather Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system, and all residents are urged to stay tuned to the local media for further updates.

Additional information on weather conditions over our area for the next 24 to 48 hours can be found in the local weather forecast.

HMCI NOTE TO RESIDENTS

A Tropical Storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are possible in the next 24 hours.

Road networks are already flooded and additional rainfall is anticipated. Motorists should avoid driving unless absolutely necessary. If you have to drive proceed with extreme caution. Be especially vigilant when driving at night.

Be prepared to evacuate your home if it becomes flooded. Protect your furniture and other property, especially important documents. Do not allow children to play in flood waters as it may be contaminated.

Use household disinfectant to clean items that have come in contact with flood waters.

Continue to monitor the local media for further advisories.