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Published 24th August 2012, 5:45pm

At 10pm tonight (Friday, 24 August) a tropical storm WATCH will go into effect for the Cayman Islands.

As Tropical Storm Isaac tracks northwest over Haiti and eastern Cuba, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman can expect 3-4” of rain between 7:00 a.m. Saturday and 7:00 a.m. Sunday.

Grand Cayman during the same time period will get approximately 0.5” of rain.

The National Hazard Management Executive met at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon and decided to issue the WATCH for the three islands.

Residents must be on the alert for rain, possible flooding in low lying areas, and gusty winds. Seas will be rough with wave heights of 4 to 6 feet and a small craft advisory is in effect.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, at 4 p.m. put Tropical Storm Isaac near 17.2 N. 71.9 W. or about 100 miles south southeast of Port au Prince, Haiti. Isaac is moving towards the northwest at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Minimum central pressure is 994 MB. Storm force winds extend outwards up to 185 miles.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONTINUES TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC.  ALL RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO STAY TUNED TO THE LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LASTEST INFORMATION AND MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS.