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Cayman Brac and Little Cayman have both been placed under a tropical storm watch as the National Weather Service continues to track Hurricane Elsa as it strengthens.
The National Weather Service has said the Sister Islands could be impacted from Sunday and into next week by the weather system, currently named potential cyclone five east-southeast of the Windward Islands.
With borders still closed Hazard Management Cayman Islands leaders have said they cannot guarantee frequent evacuation flights out of Cayman over hurricane season especially for those who are not vaccinated.
Midway through Tuesday, 28 Jan. 2020, the Cayman Islands was rocked by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake. The quake, which originated at a depth of six miles and lasted for about two minutes, was felt in Cayman, Jamaica and Cuba, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Hazard Management Cayman Islands issued a statement Saturday to alert residents that a posting about a hurricane warning making the rounds on social media is false.