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- Irene
  • From: "Bob Sotos Diving, Ltd." <training AT candw.ky>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 14:18:01 -0400
I didn't even hear about it until about an hour ago, and took a look at the
satellite images and saw it was there.

It's a bit breezy outside, it's been raining off an on all day.  There are
about 3 ft breakers rolling onshore on the west side of the island, where it
is usually flat calm, and I can see whitecaps out to the horizon.

Everyone who moors on the west side of the island has taken their boats
around to the south and north sides of the island behind the barrier reefs.

That's about it for now.

Mark Faccin
Training Coordinator
Bob Soto's Diving
Grand Cayman, BWI

- Update
  • From: Philip Greeson <ctfl AT candw.ky>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 12:07:51 -0700
At the Cayman Turtle Farm we have experienced heavy rain with wind gusts at
approximately 30 mph.  We are preparing our location for high winds.  It
appears that the storm will steer clear of the Cayman Islands, but never
the less we are keeping a close eye Irene.  Check out our weathercam which
takes a live picture of the weather in Cayman every 5 minutes at

Cayman Turtle Farm

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