WX4NHC Online Hurricane Weather Report Submission

Timestamp: 2008-11-08 09:17:34 -0500
Event: PALOMA
Received Via: VOIP NET
Reporting Weather Volunteer Observer: Rob-KD1CY
Email: rmacedo@rcn.com

Observed (mo/day/year): NOV/8/2008

Observation time: 1416 UTC; 916 AM Atlantic
Reported By: Chris McTaggart
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Geographic Location of Observation:

Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
Latitude: ; Longitude:

Wind Measurements: Measured
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Wind Direction: N degrees

Barometric Pressure: MILLIBARS

Measured Rainfall:

Comments: Chris McTaggart on StormCarib.Com just posted the following. I just got word from the Brac that they are still having winds in excess of 100+ MPH and there is a lot of damage. The Aston Rutty Center roof did not blow off it was the Seaman’s building. I was told there is not a leaf on a tree, so it sound like they had our “Ivan”. Oh…here is more text from Little Cayman….Power poles down, lines, trees, some home damage, most major resorts are okay as far as they can tell however no known fatalities. I am getting calls from Cayman Brac and too much information to type, major damage to homes, seas are washing through homes on the west and south side with sea water right through. So much info is coming in to me by phone and they are still in high winds and sounding so scared, Winds were recorded at 6:00 am at 155 MPH on Cayman Brac but I am sure we will hear even more later. I can’t keep up with the calls folks, I can only say for now they are going to need help. British warship on standby south of Cayman B