(CMR) Tropical Depression Eta has already downed power lines and trees across the Cayman Islands as most areas are also experiencing flooding and power outages. Eta is supporting tropical-storm-force winds over the Cayman Islands for the next 24 hours.
Cayman is already seeing a circulation closer to us and the heavest of the thundershowers have likely. Director General of the National Weather Service explained the latest development in a live interview shortly before 11:00 a.m.:
Tropic Storm Eta is currently 45 miles to the WNW of Grand Cayman and is expected to move northeast and strengthen. Eta is projected to pass 99 miles NW of Cayman Brac by early Saturday night over central Cuba by Sunday morning.
Emergency shelters have opened as authorities caution people to say inside if possible and only travel for emergency reasons.
CUC also urged people to stay indoors and off the roadways as supermarkets decided this morning to close at 9:00 a.m. Driving in wet, rainy conditions can be dangerous. If you need to drive, avoid sudden breaking, slow down if visibility is poor and take extra caution in case of pot holes concealed by flooding.
- John Gray High School (pet friendly);
- John Gray Memorial Church, West Bay;
- Bodden Town Primary School;
- East End Civic Centre;
- Breakers Civic Centre;
- North Side Civic Centres
Pictures and videos have been in large circulation this morning showing the