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Track shifting closer and gaining in strength

Published 5th October 2020, 10:37pm

Hurricane Delta Update 9.30 p.m.

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Based on the National Weather Service 7pm update, a change to the track forecast for Hurricane Delta will potentially bring the storm closer to the Cayman Islands.

This increases the likelihood that the Islands will be impacted by tropical storm force winds, although forecasters say the storm’s track is still changing. Furthermore as a result of the change in direction, increasing wave action is expected on the south and west coasts as the hurricane moves past.

Persons are advised to avoid the shoreline for the next 48 hours and to assess how rough seas may impact their plans for shelter during the storm. The Red Cross Shelter on Huldah Avenue opened at 7 p.m. and all other shelters are on standby if needed.

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 next National Weather Service advisory is expected at 11pm this evening.

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.