Location: Jamaica and the Cayman Islands
Event: Hurricane Elsa is currently south-southeast of Jamaica. As the storm moves west-northwest through the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands are likely to be impacted by the storm beginning Saturday, July 3rd. The storm direction, intensity, and impact are uncertain; however, tropical storms and hurricanes can produce high winds and significant rainfall that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, and storm surge.
U.S. government personnel in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands have been instructed to shelter in place beginning 5 PM on Saturday, July 3rd through at least 5 PM on Sunday, July 4th.
Actions to take:
- Monitor the National Hurricane Center, Meteorological Service of Jamaica, and local media for updates
- Seek secure shelter.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica
142 Old Hope Rd. Kingston 6, Jamaica
- U.S. Consular Agency Montego Bay
Whitter Village, Ironshore
Unit EU-1 (across from Burger King)
Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica
- U.S. Consular Agency Cayman Islands
150 Smith Road
Smith Road Center, Unit 202B
George Town, KY1-1010
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
- Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
Jamaica Country Information
Cayman Island Country Informatio
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