ATL: PALOMA Aftermath in the Caymans and Cuba

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ATL: PALOMA Aftermath in the Caymans and Cuba

#1 Postby cycloneye » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:32 am

Lets post in this thread all of what is going on in the Caymam islands,Cuba,and the Bahamas as Paloma threats these islands.

Here are posts at Stormcarib.com from the Cayman islands.

http://stormcarib.com/reports/current/cayman.shtml
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps=Caymans,Jamaica,Cuba,Bahamas

#2 Postby cycloneye » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:16 pm

A message from the Cayman islands.

Getting close
From: Micho <michosch at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 15:09:56 -0500

Hi,

There are already stories of lineups at gas stations. Don't wait if you have not done so yet.
I have a feeling we may be in for a nasty storm ... I sure hope I am wrong. I especially loath the idea of taking down the massive 6ft satellite dish once again. Arrgh!

Currently cloudy in Grand Cayman. Moderate wind ; nothing "special".

Micho

http://stormcarib.com/
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps=Caymans,Jamaica,Cuba,Bahamas

#3 Postby cycloneye » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:38 pm

AT 4 PM EST...2100 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS HAS
ISSUED A HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS. A HURRICANE
WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE
WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps=Caymans,Jamaica,Cuba,Bahamas

#4 Postby Sanibel » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:41 pm

Storm Carib:

Hi everyone,

Since 4pm, the Cayman Islands are under a hurricane warning.
As of right now it looks like we are in for a rough ride unless it turns during the night.

People are definitely taking this seriously ; groceries are packed and there are lineups at the gas stations.

Thanks to everyone for the messages of encouragement.

Micho
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps=Caymans,Jamaica,Cuba,Bahamas

#5 Postby cycloneye » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:52 pm

AT 700 PM EST...0000Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM PALOMA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 81.7 WEST OR ABOUT 165
MILES...270 KM...SOUTH OF GRAND CAYMAN AND ABOUT 280 MILES...450 KM
...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF MONTEGO BAY JAMAICA.

PALOMA IS NOW MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR. THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT AND MOST OF DAY ON
FRIDAY...WITH A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST FORECAST TO OCCUR
LATE FRIDAY AND ON SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 75 MPH...120
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. PALOMA IS NOW A CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE. PALOMA CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY
ORGANIZE AND ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS LIKELY. PALOMA IS EXPECTED
TO BECOME A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE ON FRIDAY.
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps=Caymans,Jamaica,Cuba,Bahamas

#6 Postby cycloneye » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:53 pm

From: "Jarrett Nicholson" <jaroo at weststartv.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 19:37:05 -0500

It's started to move a bit faster, north at 12mph. That's going to cut down any time that we have in the morning for last minute prep. I have a some stuff to take care of first thing. I just hope I have time. Let's get it gone and get the airport open asap!

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#7 Postby Gustywind » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:58 pm

Waouw, it's awful for a late season another cane in vicinity of the carib, be blessed all in the path of Paloma hope nothing more than a cat 1 ... :roll:
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps=Caymans,Jamaica,Cuba,Bahamas

#8 Postby cycloneye » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:53 am

AT 7 AM EST...1200 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA HAS ISSUED A
HURRICANE WATCH FOR THE PROVINCES OF SANCTI SPIRITUS...CIEGO DE
AVILA...CAMAGUEY...LAS TUNAS...AND GRANMA. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS
THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...
GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps=Caymans,Jamaica,Cuba,Bahamas

#9 Postby cycloneye » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:10 am

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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps=Caymans,Jamaica,Cuba,Bahamas

#10 Postby Recurve » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:25 am

Thoughts and prayers with the Caymans, Jamaica, Cuba and Bahamas friends.
Be careful, especially because models suggest rapid intensification and Paloma has organized quickly so far.
Can't believe these islands are under the gun again this season.
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps=Caymans,Jamaica,Cuba,Bahamas

#11 Postby cycloneye » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:57 am

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From: Sandra Pitt <romperpitt at yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 04:30:32 -0800 (PST)

Well I guess Hurricane season is still going we are now tracking Paloma hopefully nothing too much but maybe plenty rain !!! Sandra Pitt.


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#12 Postby HURAKAN » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:11 am

Webcam:

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A lot more locations available: http://caymanchillin.com/caymanchillin-live.htm
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps,Web Cams=Caymans,Cuba,Bahamas

#13 Postby cycloneye » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:30 am

Location Grand Cayman, near Airport
Good morning,
Since retiring to bed at 2:30 this morning, and awoken by the noise of the wind rattling the shutters, conditions have deteriorated and the winds are now much stronger especially in heavy squalls. I have recorded 3.24" since midnight.
I had to go on the road this morning and it is congested in the area near the airport and the stop lights at Crewe Road Esso. Lots of flooding now from an already saturated ground. I am now home and in lock down mode.

The 10am bulletin is now posted and Paloma is now a 75knot/85 MPH hurricane 75 miles SSW of Grand Cayman and bearing down on us. If the current forecast track holds, we will be in eye wall or experience the eye. Yikes!!

Several American Airlines and Delta flights landed a short while ago, they are now leaving.

Cayman Airways has ceased all flights now and their aircraft are positioned elsewhere to return as soon as conditions will allow. Thanks to Cayman Airways for their hard work. I am sure Capt. Chris (my brother) will post later.

At this time we are experiencing a break in the rain.

Be safe everyone. Will post later as able.

William
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps,Web Cams=Caymans,Cuba,Bahamas

#14 Postby cycloneye » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:44 am

Cayman live radio feed,of course,until it gets knocked off.

http://www.radiocayman.gov.ky/servlet/p ... orgcode=18
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps,Web Cams=Caymans,Cuba,Bahamas

#15 Postby cycloneye » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:58 pm

a bit windy
From: Steve Roney <cregneebaa at yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 18:18:07 +0000 (GMT)

OK STorm is 60 miles SOuth and going 6 mph, you do the math.

Hurricane winds now extend 25 miles out , so around 3.5 hours before they come. Hope it doesn't slow more

Estimate around 45-50 mph winds and gusts, lots of rain, puddles are deep already.

I have a nice view of the North Sound as our neighbours chopped down all the mangrove a couple of weeks ago.

We are situated at the North Sound end of snug habour, will keep in touch while we go, unsure when power will go

Steve

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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps,Web Cams=Caymans,Cuba,Bahamas

#16 Postby cycloneye » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:52 pm

WTNT32 KNHC 072049
TCPAT2
BULLETIN
HURRICANE PALOMA ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL172008
400 PM EST FRI NOV 07 2008

...CATEGORY TWO PALOMA LASHING GRAND CAYMAN...

AT 4 PM EST...2100 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA HAS ISSUED A
HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF SANCTI SPIRITUS...
CIEGO DE AVILA...CAMAGUEY AND LAS TUNAS. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS
THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY
SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

AT 4 PM EST...THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCE OF GRANMA. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
AND A HURRICANE WATCH ARE NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCE OF
GRANMA. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS.
PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO
COMPLETION.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN CUBA AND THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS SHOULD
CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF PALOMA.
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#17 Postby Derek Ortt » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:40 pm

for those reading on Cayman, the time has come to move to your safe room
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps,Web Cams=Caymans,Cuba,Bahamas

#18 Postby EyELeSs1 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:15 pm

has anyone found any streaming web cams? i've looked but they all seemed to be down.
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps,Web Cams=Caymans,Cuba,Bahamas

#19 Postby Sanibel » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:25 pm

StormCarib:

Just letting you know I had a big surge and cut of power momentarily causing the lost of internet sync. I don’t know if this may continue and possibly loose it permanently. Lights flashing as I write, so making it short. Things are really starting to deteriorate even more, stronger winds, gusts, and heavy rain. No actual readout at this time.

Posting now in short updates, even if it’s just a small note to let you know connection is still active.

Chris
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Re: ATL: PALOMA=Obs,Preps,Web Cams=Caymans,Cuba,Bahamas

#20 Postby cycloneye » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:16 pm

From: "Dee MacKenzie" <weedee at candw.ky>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 19:11:07 -0800

Paloma was just upgraded to a Cat. 3 but all is still relatively quiet on Cayman Brac (North Shore). The rain has been pretty much non-stop since last night and very heavy at times but the winds have not really picked up much yet in the Stake Bay area. It is now a waiting game.

Dee MacKenzie

Stake Bay, Cayman Brac


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