Heavy rains flood roads, threaten homes

Another round of persistent rains pounded Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac Friday, closing roads and flooding some homes. 

Cayman Islands Hazard Management officials said the Red Cross shelter on the second floor of the agency’s Huldah Avenue building reopened on Friday night, after a few hours of the heavy rains washed out already inundated areas of George Town and West Bay. 

The storm was produced by the same weather system that brought more than 10 inches of rain to Cayman early last Tuesday. 

Some of the flooded roads included Anthony Drive, Washington Boulevard, Smith Road and sections of West Bay. 

Also, several main roads between George Town and Red Bay were covered with water in Friday night’s storms and remained so through most of Saturday, even after the rain stopped. 

Areas of George Town district lost power at the height of the storm Friday night, but power was restored in most areas by Saturday.  

Floodwater in some areas of George Town, pictured here on Bobby Thompson Way across from the George Town Cricket Pitch on Thursday, remained long after the rains had passed. – Photo: Taneos Ramsay