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Important Tropical Storm Messages

Community Notices 17 Aug, 2021 Follow News

Important Tropical Storm Messages

Important Tropical Storm Messages

The National Weather Service is issuing full bulletins and updates, at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 10pm, 1am, 4am, 7am, 11 am, etc, during the passage of the Tropical Storm Grace. These will include wind, wave and rain impacts. Details are available from weather.gov.ky and the National Weather Service Facebook page, as well as from caymanprepared.gov.ky, the Hazard Management Cayman Island Facebook page and gov.ky.

The Red Cross shelter on Huldah Avenue will open at 4 p.m. Other shelters are being readied as a precaution, including: the Red Cross Headquarters on Huldah Avenue, George Town; Sir John A. Cumber Primary School Hall in West Bay; Clifton Hunter High School in North Side; East End Civic Centre; Theoline McCoy Primary School in Bodden Town; Prospect Primary School and the John Gray High School gymnasium in George Town. Both John Gray and Clifton Hunter High Schools are pet friendly (for cats and dogs). All shelters are accessible with the exception of the Red Cross.

On Cayman Brac the Aston Rutty Centre will open, as will the Public Works Department Building which is the only shelter in Little Cayman.

The National Roads Authority are continuing their maintenance work on drains across the Islands as a means of managing any flooding that may occur.

The Port Authority has instructed vessels and small craft to seek safe harbour in the North Sound. The National Weather Service has also stated that all boats should be in safe harbour no later than Tuesday afternoon.

The Port Authority closed its vessel berthing facilities and its cargo distribution warehouse at 2pm Tuesday, with the expectation of both facilities reopening to the public on Thursday morning.

Cayman Airways passengers are advised to monitor the airline’s channels for updates on flights to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Damage assessment teams are standing by to roll out across the Islands once the all clear is given.

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