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Public Urged to be Storm Ready

Hurricane Watch 24 Aug, 2023 Follow News

Public Urged to be Storm Ready

By: Takiyah Smith   

The Cayman Islands Government is urging residents to solidify their hurricane preparedness plans and activities as the 2023 hurricane season begins to heighten.

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Franklin, which is located approximately 230 miles south-southwest of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The storm poses no direct threat to the Cayman Islands. In addition to Tropical Storm Franklin, there are two other named systems, Emily and Gert, and two other disturbances with the potential to develop into tropical depressions within the next 48-72 hours. Acting CINWS Director General Kerry Powery said that the Service was paying close attention to the advisories from the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre on all the currently active systems. “At present, these systems pose no threat to the Cayman Islands but [the public can] rest assured that the National Weather Service continues to monitor all tropical activity during the hurricane season,” he stated in an interview on CIG TV.

The public is encouraged to prioritise stocking and replenishing hurricane essentials from now through the remainder of the season. For a concise list of these items and other important hurricane-related information, members of the public should visit www.caymanprepared.ky/hurricanes .

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