Sister Islands positioned beneath tropical storm alert as TS Elsa continues observe

Sister Islands placed under tropical storm alert as TS Elsa continues track

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The Sister Islands have been placed under a tropical storm alert Thursday night based on the current track of Tropical Storm Elsa, Hazard Management Cayman Islands has said.

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, who is the Chairman of the National Hazard Management Council issued the tropical Storm Alert as of 6 pm, based on the advice from the Director General of the Cayman Islands National Weather Service and the Director of Hazard Management Cayman Islands, an HMCI statement said.

A tropical storm ‘alert’ means that tropical storm force winds are possible in Little Cayman and Cayman Brac within 72 hours.

“On the current forecast track, Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to pass 70 miles away from the Sister Islands, but due to uncertainty in the models for both the track and intensity of Tropical Storm Elsa, the Alert is being issued…