Tropical Storm Grace: Heavy showers, excessive winds affecting the Cayman Islands

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At least 52 power outages have been reported by the Caribbean Utilities Company Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Grace dumped rain and high winds over the Cayman Islands.

As of 5:30am, the outages, affecting 25,972 CUC customers,  had ranged from communities in West Bay to East End.

The storm is now 40 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service 4am severe weather bulletin.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. A reporting station near Rum Point Beach on the north shore of Grand Cayman recently measured a sustained wind of 40 miles per hour and a gust to 47 miles per hour,” the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported Wednesday morning.

  1. Tropical Storm Grace is moving towards the west at 16 mph and is…