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Track of strengthening hurricane heads further to the Northwest, bringing the storm closer to Cayman and with it large, powerful waves.

Published 6th October 2020, 12:42am

Hurricane Delta Update #2

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Based on the National Weather Service 10pm update, we can expect rough seas and significant wave action. Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin in Grand Cayman around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Residents in the Seven Mile Beach area and along the south coast should take precautions by moving to higher floors where possible or seek shelter, due to forecasted wave action. The Red Cross Shelter on Huldah Avenue is currently open. The John Gray High School shelter will open at 5am, pets are welcome at this (JGHS) shelter. All other shelters are on standby based on need.

Savannah Gully and surrounding area residents are urged to exercise caution due to potential flooding and should avoid driving if possible as water can be deep and may cause vehicular damage.

All persons are advised to stay sheltered and avoid the shoreline, which includes beaches, for the next 48 hours and to assess how rough seas may impact their plans for shelter during the storm.

The National Hazard Management Council also urges members of the public to stay tuned to official sources and local media for up-to-date information specific to the Cayman Islands. The National Emergency Operations Centre can be contacted at 949-6555 for non-emergency related matters. All emergencies should be directed to 911. The next National Weather Service advisory is expected at 4am.

For details of the Government’s response to Hurricane Delta, and key public information notices, visit www.gov.ky and stay tuned to local media. For the latest weather information persons should visit www.weather.gov.ky. Information on severe weather preparedness is available from www.caymanprepared.gov.ky.