(CMR) Hurricane Delta remains highly unpredictable as local authorities now say that the 7 p.m. track forecast brings the storm closer to the Cayman Islands.
The storm now has sustained winds of 80 mph with gusts up to 95 mph.
This was after the 4 p.m. press briefing where the weather director shared Cayman would merely be “brushed” by the storm. However, now the government has issued a more cautionary and revised statement – the storm's track is still changing and remains somewhat uncertain.
Now it has been shared that “as a result of the change in direction, increasing wave action is expected on the south and west coasts as the hurricane moves past.”
Persons are advised to avoid the shoreline for the next 48 hours and to assess how rough seas may impact their plans for shelter during the storm. The Red Cross Shelter on Huldah Avenue opened at 7 p.m. and all other shelters are on standby if needed.
The National Hazard Management Council also urges members of the public to stay tuned to official sources and local media for up-to-date information specific to the Cayman Islands. The next National Weather Service advisory is expected at 11 pm this evening.
For details of the Government’s response to Hurricane Delta, and key public information notices, visit www.gov.ky and stay tuned to local media. For the latest weather information, persons should visit www.weather.gov.ky. Information on severe weather preparedness is available from www.caymanprepared.gov.ky.