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Hurricane Iota brings northeasterly winds

Hurricane Iota brings northeasterly winds

| 16/11/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Iota’s outer-bands are bringing fresh northesterly winds, isolated showers and rough seas to the Cayman Islands as the category 4 hurricane rolls towards Nicaragua. Although this major hurricane currently poses no direct threat to Cayman, the local weather service is continuing to monitor Iota, which was around 390 miles to the south of Grand […]

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TD31 forecast to become hurricane

TD31 forecast to become hurricane

| 13/11/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS) Tropical Depression 31 was over 300 miles south of Jamaica when it emerged as expected Friday morning, but despite being just a few hours old, the US National Hurricane Center is already forecasting that the depression will be a hurricane, possibly a major one, by the time it reaches the coast of Central America […]

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Eta becomes hurricane 300 miles south of Cayman

Eta becomes hurricane 300 miles south of Cayman

| 02/11/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Hurricane Eta was packing winds of more than 90mph on Monday morning as it moved westward over 300 miles south of Grand Cayman. Eta is forecast to become a major hurricane before making landfall in Nicaragua. Hazard Management Cayman Islands said Eta does not pose a threat to Cayman, but as the system interacts […]

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Scientists: Hurricanes now much worse

Scientists: Hurricanes now much worse

| 12/11/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A group of scientists have found that hurricanes are getting much more intense and destructive, largely as a result of climate change, after they worked out how to separate the changes in economics of an area from the actual physical damage. In the past, measuring damage from storms has been controversial because increased damage […]

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Hurricane forms days after experts review forecast

Hurricane forms days after experts review forecast

| 06/07/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Just days after the hurricane experts at Colorado State University revised down their predictions for this hurricane season in the Atlantic, the first one swirled into existence 1,140 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles in the early hours of Friday morning. Hurricane Beryl is moving west at around 14mph with maximum sustained winds of […]

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Hurricane Maria leaves Dominica devastated

Hurricane Maria leaves Dominica devastated

| 19/09/2017 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Category 5 Hurricane Maria slammed into Dominica last night, and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on Facebook, “Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace.” Maria is now heading to the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where it is expected to […]

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Cat 1 Maria following Irma’s path

Cat 1 Maria following Irma’s path

| 17/09/2017 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Evan as the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma two weeks ago begin the slow process of recovery, Maria, which grew from a tropical storm into a category 1 hurricane Sunday afternoon, appears to be on a similar path. It is likely to be a category 2 or 3 hurricane when it passes through […]

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Home affairs minister urges hurricane preparedness

Home affairs minister urges hurricane preparedness

| 05/09/2017 | 20 Comments

(CNS): If Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record, remains on its projected path, it is not a direct threat for the Cayman Islands, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. Home Affairs Minister Tara Rivers is nevertheless urging all residents of these islands to make sure that they are fully prepared […]

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Cayman residents urged to monitor Irma

Cayman residents urged to monitor Irma

| 04/09/2017 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Hurricane Irma is currently tracking west-southwest at 14 mph, as it builds into a dangerous category 4 storm. According to the US National Hurricane Center, it is expected to affect the northeastern Leeward Islands as a dangerous major hurricane, accompanied by life-threatening wind, storm surge and rainfall impacts, along with rough surf and rip […]

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Irma intensifies to cat 3 hurricane

Irma intensifies to cat 3 hurricane

| 31/08/2017 | 57 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Hurricane Irma, expected to reach the longitude of the Lesser Antilles next Wednesday, is already a category 3 hurricane, having become a tropical storm midday on Wednesday. The US National Hurricane Center predicts that it may intensify into an “extremely dangerous” category 4 hurricane next week when it could hit the eastern Caribbean […]

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Flooding kills 1,200 in Asia and 39 in the US

Flooding kills 1,200 in Asia and 39 in the US

| 31/08/2017 | 33 Comments

(CNS): As the US reels from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, with large swathes of Texas and parts of Louisiana still submerged, catastrophic flooding from monsoon rains in India, Nepal and Bangladesh has impacted millions of lives and is thought to have caused the death of at least 1,200 people. Save the Children says that […]

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