Bahamas escapes full force of Hurricane Frances

Tourism facilities in The Islands
Of The Bahamas fared considerably better than predicted after Hurricane
Frances passed the 700 island-nation. Hurricane Frances rolled in as a
Category 4 hurricane and left as a Category 2.
September 5th as have airports in the southern Bahamas. Cruise lines are
scheduled to return to the Port of Nassau on their regular itineraries within
the week.

The major hotels and resorts in Nassau, Cable Beach and on Paradise
Island, including Atlantis, Paradise Island, British Colonial Hilton, Radisson
Cable Beach and Wyndam Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace sustained minimal
cosmetic damage, are fully operational and are accepting reservations at this
time. Hotels report no injury to guests.

  Preliminary reports from Harbour Island, North Eleuthera, Spanish Wells
and Exuma indicate minimal property damage with most tourism facilities
returning to normal service. Full assessments are still pending of Grand
Bahama Island, Abaco, Andros and Bimini.
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