Elsa on track to trouble Cayman

| 01/07/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): At 8am this morning, Tropical Storm Elsa was located around 780 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands heading quickly west. Already the fifth storm of the season just one month in, Elsa is the first that appears to be on track to trouble the Cayman Islands by Sunday night. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Elsa is currently moving at around 25mph with winds of near 40mph and higher gusts. Further strengthening is expected over the next few days.

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service say they will be keeping an eye on the system, which currently is forecast to remain a storm as it arrives in our area.

Meanwhile, with the last of the summer holiday weekends approaching, the outlook ahead of Elsa’s arrival is for moderate southeasterly winds and seas over the weekend, with an increase in cloudiness and showers as a tropical wave over the Eastern Caribbean moves over the Cayman area from Friday evening through Saturday.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Clearly most of you wasn’t here when Ivan hit
    Many people thought that it was going to pass on by too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Red meat, charcoal and rum then given my passport is off Island being renewed – perfect!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just maybe all the hoopla over this is a heads up to those expecting their bi-weekly shipment of Jamaican green. OMG there might be another shortage on the horizon! Stock up now!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like good weather to me.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh well, that’s nature. I stocked up on canned goods and weed so I’ll be fine. Good luck all.

  6. Say it like it is. says:

    I suggest the Fin developers delay installing their sand beach as likely it will disappear.

  7. Anonymous says:

    LOL We are already out of the cone…

    I’m not implying that it shouldn’t be reported on nor should you become complacent but this is how people become complacent!

    For those that are posting on FB, why? For who? To get attention? Probably the same ones that post about every single breath they take. And their food!! Lol ;0)
    Everybody is an “influencer”!
    (this is the reason I deleted my account)

  8. Anonymous says:

    Ah boy here we go making a mountain out of a molehill again!. Putting fear in people hearts seems to be the thing to do these days!. Lets just be prepared Cayman, all will be fine.

    • Anonymous says:

      Or maybe reporting on the possibility is the responsible thing to do…

      • Anonymous says:

        Its the headline that i feel is a little “dramatic”, but agreed, “reporting it the possibility is the responsible thing to do”.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Say your prayers, sinners!

  10. Anonymous says:

    No it’s not.

  11. Anonymous says:

    yawn….a tropical storm that will be hundreds of miles away from us…. we will be lucky to get some rain.

    • Anonymous says:

      I know right! 3 days away… and the way the weather and mountains of Jamaica usually divert incoming storms in the past, we will hopefully be spared.
      But it’s always fun when people scaremonger and become professional weather forecasters. Posting things on FB from 2 days ago.

      ALL THE TIME. LoOk EvErYodY I liVe oN an iSlanD!! (where hurricane season is the norm and should always be vigilant with prepping)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to hurricane season, everybody!

    Hopefully, the developers haven’t destroyed too many mangroves for mangreed.

    May God protect us all throughout this season, while the developers try to catch the first flight out, as usual.

    • Anonymous says:

      Pity the Brac didn’t have concrete buildings in 1932 when 109 people died! Where were the mangroves and global warming experts then? PS the airport is essentially closed. No return flights till September. So your post, with the exception of God protecting us, lacks substance.

    • Anonymous says:

      Happens every year, for thousands of years. Read some history books and prepare well. One never knows when the next one will hit.

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