Hurricane News

Super-storm Sandy makes landfall

Super-storm Sandy makes landfall

30th Oct 2012 Tourism News

Super-storm Sandy has made landfall on the east coast of the United States, bringing hurricane force winds, flooding and claiming as many as 20 lives. In New York, Lower Manhattan was sunk into total darkness following power failures, while flooding was also seen in subway and road tunnels.

Sandals Resorts to refund Hurricane Sandy costs to holidaymakers

Sandals Resorts to refund Hurricane Sandy costs to holidaymakers

30th Oct 2012 Hotel News

Sandals Resorts has announced it is easing the disappointment of guests affected by Hurricane Sandy by refunding the disrupted section of their stay. The gesture was made after a number of the company’s resorts suffered damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy resulting in the temporary suspension of arrivals to Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios and the delayed reopening of Beaches Ocho Rios.

US battens down hatches ahead of storms

US battens down hatches ahead of storms

29th Oct 2012 Tourism News

Aviation in the United States will be severely disrupted in the coming days as a hybrid storm batters the east coast of the country. Forecasters have said Hurricane Sandy, which is presently headed for highly populated areas of the US will become a super-storm when it collides with cold weather fronts from the west and north.

Jamaica lashed by Hurricane Sandy

Jamaica lashed by Hurricane Sandy

Caribbean holiday hotspot Jamaica has closed its international airports while cruise ships have also been diverted as hurricane Sandy batters the island. One man has been killed after the category one hurricane made land fall earlier, unleashing heavy rains and winds of 80mph.

New Orleans braced for Hurricane Isaac impact

New Orleans braced for Hurricane Isaac impact

29th Aug 2012 Tourism News

New Orleans is braced for the impact of Hurricane Isaac, which is expected to make landfall later. Although it is a much less powerful storm, the hurricane will hit the United States city exactly seven years after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.