(CMR) Most Caymanians are beginning to assess the damage caused by Tropical Strom Eta Saturday as some residents in Savannah have been informed they may not have power for several more days.
CUC has informed residents in that area that they may be able to reconnect power tomorrow evening or Monday. However, with four poles down in the area, it may take them all day to carry out repairs. The area was one of the first on the island to lose power around 6:00 a.m.
Strong winds took down the power lines and trees this morning. Whilst some speculated a tornado may have touched down in the area earlier in the day John Tibbetts, Director General at the National Weather Service shared it was likely just strong winds.
Other areas such as Windsor Park and parts of Savannah had fish swimming in the flooded areas and there were some damaged fences, roofs and vehicles.
The Cayman Islands Regiment fanned out across Grand Cayman today to support the community during Tropical Storm Eta’s passage through the area.
Authorities continue to ask all persons to remain off the roads as much as possible on all three islands. On Grand Cayman, this will facilitate the authorities to continue their assessment of weather caused damage and to continue repairs where necessary. Motorists are also advised to be mindful of road closures that are underway to facilitate clean-up efforts.
Similarly, on all three islands, persons are asked to keep out of the sea and the coasts as dangerous waves and wave heights will continue to affect the Cayman Islands. The small craft advisory warning such craft to stay ashore continues to be in effect until further notice.
Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson said, “We are very sorry that some of our residents suffered from the effects of Tropical Storm Eta, whether it was through flooding or any damage their homes or yards received or whether they lost power or water supply temporarily.
Utility crews continue to work to ensure full restoration of water and power as well as deal with downed power lines if any.
“However, we are indeed grateful to God that the majority on Grand Cayman have been spared the worst of the damage that could have been possible from Tropical Storm Eta. I ask that you keep our brothers and Sisters in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman in your thoughts and prayers as they battle Tropical Storm Eta.”
Aerial view of flooding in George Town off the East-West Arterial Road!