Evacuees seek new shelter after Paloma hammers refuge

Other News Materials 9 November 2008 00:56 (UTC +04:00)

About 100 people evacuated a shelter on one of the Cayman Islands after Hurricane Paloma's heavy winds and rain caved in part of the shelter's roof Saturday, the deputy director of Radio Cayman said.

Paulette Conolly said the residents were moved to another refuge after their shelter - located on a bluff that runs through Cayman Brac - became one of the myriad buildings to be damaged by the Category 4 storm, CNN reported.

Paloma flooded crops and downed trees on the main island of Grand Cayman, but there were few reports of damage to buildings there. Supermarkets and a bank had already resumed business as of early Saturday afternoon, she said.