Strengthening Hurricane Ian Passes Near Cayman Islands

Hurricane Ian neared the Cayman Islands on Monday, September 26, amid a warning for extremely rough seas, and tropical-storm-force winds.

The storm became a hurricane on Monday, as the National Hurricane Center said it would strengthen rapidly throughout the day.

Flood and marine warnings were in effect for the Cayman Islands, according to local news reports.

The Cayman National Weather Service said the tropical-storm-force winds were due to ease by the afternoon for Grand Cayman.

This footage, taken by Reshma Ragoonath of the Cayman Compass, shows strong winds and rain in George Town, Grand Cayman. Credit: Reshma Ragoonath/Cayman Compass Grand Cayman via Storyful

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