Tropical Depression Sixteen
Published 29th September 2010, 8:5am
THE CAYMAN ISLANDS REMAINS UNDER A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
The National Hurricane Center is issuing bulletins on TD 16
At 4:00 a.m. local time TD 16 was located at 23.3N 81.4W or about 190 miles SSW of Miami and moving towards the NNE at 14 mph with maximum sustained Winds of 35 mph.
The Cayman Islands will continue to experience overcast skies with scattered heavy showers, mainly over the Sister Islands. Another 1 to 3 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.
Fresh southwest to west winds with higher gusts in and around heavy showers, and rough seas with wave heights of 7 to 9 feet are expected over our area, 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 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.