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Residents strongly urged to stay indoors

Local News 26 Sep, 2022 Follow News

Residents strongly urged to stay indoors

The National Emergency Operations Centre reminds Grand Cayman residents to remain vigilant and stay indoors with Hurricane Ian expected to pass at 75 miles southwest of Grand Cayman today.


Especially along the coastline, it might be tempting to go out to see the conditions. However, weather conditions can deteriorate rapidly and be dangerous for people outside in an intensifying storm. The advice is to remain safe indoors and monitor the movement of Hurricane Ian.


As at 7 am, the center of Hurricane Ian was located near 18.7 N and 82.4 W and moving northwest near 14 mph.

On the current forecasted track, tropical storm force winds and conditions continue to be in effect for Grand Cayman and are expected to end around 3 pm this afternoon.


Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) Director John Tibbetts noted: “No hurricane force winds are forecast across the Cayman Islands from the passage of Hurricane Ian to our west. However, the system will continue to intensify and reach Category 2 status later on this evening and Category 3 status tonight.


“Given that this system continues to intensify and is going to be passing pretty close to the Cayman Islands, the residents are encouraged not to get complacent but to pay attention to the continuing updates from the National Weather Service and Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI).”


The next CINWS bulletin will be issued at 10 am Monday, 26 September 2022.


Stay informed and be prepared by visiting www.gov.ky and www.caymanprepared.ky or tuning in to Radio Cayman 89.9FM. 


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