Cayman Islands + 1 more

PAHO Weekly Report 01 - 07 Nov 2008

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HURRICANE PALOMA - NEW

4pm EST: Category 2 hurricane moving North-Northeast at 6 mph. Possibility of becoming Category 3 hurricane by late Friday night or Saturday morning.

Cayman Islands:

Hurricane warning remains in effect within the next 24 hrs. Widespread flooding is expected due to heavy rainfall.

National EOC has been activated and shelters have been opened. Medical supplies have been secured and sent to the Emergency Medical Centers.

Cuba:

Should be approaching the central Cuban coast by late Saturday. Hurricane watch still remains for the provinces of Sancti Spiritus, Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas and Granma.