Published 4th October 2020, 5:2pm
GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Government declared a Tropical Storm Warning for the country at 4 p.m. today (Sunday, 4 October 2020).
Currently over Jamaica and moving west-north-west at 10 mph, potential Tropical Cyclone 26, is expected to become a tropical storm early tomorrow afternoon (Monday 5 October) as it approaches the Cayman area. The Tropical Storm Warning aims to give local interests time to prepare for any impact of the storm, whose winds will be around 40 m.p.h.
Members of the National Hazard Management Council led by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson are meeting this afternoon to plan Government’s response to the severe weather and its potential impact.
Officials have announced the closure of all Government schools on Monday 5 October and Tuesday 6 October. Additional information on the potential storm and its impact will be shared this evening following the NHMC meeting.
For the latest weather information visit www.weather.gov.ky. Information on severe weather preparedness is available from www.caymanprepared.gov.ky. For details of the Government response visit www.gov.ky and stay tuned to local media.