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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica
July 2, 2021

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.