Tropical wave may bring more local flooding

| 20/06/2024 | 8 Comments
Dog being rescued from the flooded Humane Society building

(CNS) UPDATED FRIDAY MORNING: Officials said that Cayman can expect up to one inch of rain over the next 24hrs in a weather bulletin issued at around 10am Friday. Higher than normal tides are causing saltwater intrusion in some areas and increasing the risk of flooding in other low-lying areas across the Islands. Conditions are expected to improve with a gradual decrease in cloudiness and showers from Saturday morning. A small craft advisory remains in effect through Saturday evening as winds decrease.

Original Post: The reprieve from floodwaters that hit roads and residential areas across Grand Cayman this month could be shortlived as a tropical wave is set to enter the western Caribbean this evening. The Cayman Islands National Weather Service said this system is supporting rainy conditions with possible thundershowers over Cayman from tonight through Saturday. The rains will be compounded by higher-than-normal tides, leading to possible saltwater intrusion in areas that have historically been impacted by king tides.

The weather service is warning that the higher tides and rainfall associated with the tropical wave will pose a risk of flooding across the Cayman Islands. On Friday, we can also expect southeasterly winds at 15-20 knots with rough seas, and a small craft advisory will be in effect. 

Tropical Storm Alberto, the first storm of the season, had become a tropical depression by Thursday morning, and while it does not pose a threat to the Cayman Islands, it has brought a deluge of rain to Texas and Mexico. There are another two potential storms brewing, according to the National Hurricane Center, one off the eastern coast of the northern Bahamas and another in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Given the predictions for a very busy, hot, wet hurricane season, officials here are urging residents to remain vigilant and be prepared at all times.

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  1. Puddlejumper says:

    Is crowning the roads illegal or evil here?

  2. Anonymous says:

    after decades they still cant built a proper road.
    new roads arr flooding.

    this is not even a hurricane.


  3. Milli Vanilli says:

    Blame it on the rain

  4. Clogged Drain says:

    Great! More flooding thanks to shite engineering, illegal construction and no enforcement!

    • Anonymous says:

      Global Warming, eh no, climate change is to blame. As such, we are all going to Shitey Scotland.

  5. Hancock says:

    We need teach more dogs how to swim.

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