Wednesday 21 October, 2020

WATCH: Some of the most alarming waves to hit Cayman during Delta

Puspa Rumba-Marcum at the Burger King Waterfront

Puspa Rumba-Marcum at the Burger King Waterfront

Hurricane Delta, which passed through the Cayman area on October 7, was the first named storm to move within 120 miles of the Cayman Islands since Hurricane Paloma on November 8, 2008.

The storm increased from a 35mph tropical depression to a 130mph category four hurricane in just 30 hours- the fastest intensification from a 35-mph tropical depression to a 130-mph category 4 hurricane in modern Atlantic records, accomplishing the feat in just 30 hours. (Tomer Berg)

While the hurricane was not a huge rainmaker, its severe wave-action was horrific for some, such as Luigi and Christina Moxam, owners of Cayman Cabana restaurant who lost much of their deck, and for others such as local photography enthusiasts, it was picture perfect.

"It was crazy experience!" Said Puspa Rumba-Marcum, Loop Cayman's contributor-at-large. "I'd never seen these kinds of monster waves in cayman! They made me really dizzy too! It was beautiful but I lost my slipper!"

Even after the islands were given the all-clear, waves continued to lash Cayman, causing many coastal roads to be closed.

Here are some of the most striking photos and videos of the wave action caused by Hurricane Delta in Grand Cayman.

Video credit: Puspa Rumba-Marcum

Photo credit: @seba_ky_

Iron Shore; Photo credit: Matt Clarke Photo credit: Matt Clarke (Iron Shore)

This was footage shared by USA Today; Photo credit: Kelsey Castles via Storyful

Photo credit: Helen Jones

Photo credit: Helen Jones (Burger King, North Church Street)

Photo credit: Christina Moxam Photo credit: Christina Moxam (Cayman Cabana)

Cracked Conch/ Macabuca; photo credit: Matt ClarkePhoto Credit: Matt Clarke (Macabuca)

 

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