Severe weather warnings for Grand Cayman

Flooding and high water has affected roads and communities in North Side, George Town and Bodden Town, according to Hazard Management Cayman Islands. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution on the roads. Some schools have closed.

Anthony Drive in George Town is flooded and motorists are advised to use alternate routes to avoid this area. Yeats Street and Sitwell Streets in Belford Estates, Bodden Town have also reported flooding, and areas of Hurst Road, North Sound Estates and Shamrock Road near the Lime Exchange are also affected.

Reports of stalled vehicles have been received in George Town. Motorist in low-profile vehicles are discouraged from driving through flooded roads. Authorities say motorists should simply turn around and try another road that is safer.

The Emergency Services in North Side is responding to reports of flooding on the Rum Point Road, where at least four homes have been flooded. Residents there are being evacuated and residents are also asked to stay off the roads unless it is necessary. The National Weather Service is forecasting at least another 2+ inches in the next 24 hours. In the past 24 hours, at least 5 inches of rain has fallen, and 2.5 inches every 24 hours is expected over the next three days.

University College of the Cayman Islands closed at approximately 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.

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