Passengers rush to board Carnival's Victory at the Port of Miami as they prepare to sail for a weekend cruise to Nassau. While Nassau is back in business as a cruise and tourist destination, it also has been a landing place for large numbers of storm refugees who lost their homes in Grand Bahama Island, the Abacos and other northern islands. Start your day with the top stories in South Florida. Dolphins send WR Isaiah Ford to Patriots, acquire RB DeAndre Washington from Chiefs at NFL trade deadline, Inspectors must sweep South Florida postal facilities for leftover ballots, federal judge orders, Kelly: Let’s set some reasonable, and achievable standards for Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa | Commentary, Hurricane Eta at near-landfall off Nicaragua with extremely dangerous winds of 140 mph. Cruise lines have started lining up Caribbean itineraries from Florida and beyond. Voyages to Nassau are also being offered out of Port Canaveral. It’s offering nervous travelers a “Worry Free Hurricane Guarantee.” Under the plan, would-be visitors can cancel their reservations up to the moment of departure if the National Hurricane Center issues storm warnings within 14 days prior to a person’s scheduled arrival. One woman remained missing. In this handout aerial photo provided by the Head Knowles Foundation, damage is seen from Hurricane Dorian on Abaco Island on September 3, 2019 in the Bahamas. One group was hit hard by death and destruction. The cruise line, which conducted relief missions out of the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island, is assessing how to resume leisure cruises to the island. Obviously the islands directly affected have some ways to go. On regular cruises, passengers spend most of their time aboard the line’s ships and take beach excursions.

The NHC said heavy rains “may begin to affect south and east-central Florida beginning late Friday night, and the eastern Carolinas by early next week, potentially resulting in isolated flash and urban flooding, especially in low-lying and poorly drained areas”. Aerial images from the Bahamas have revealed catastrophic damage in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. A woman observes damage after Hurricane Isaias hit the area in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic, on Friday. Eight vessels will make a combined 204 calls through the remainder of the year, visiting Nassau and the private islands.

“It is important to spread the word that much of the country had no or little impact and is open for business,” said Roger Frizzell, spokesman for Miami-based Carnival Corp. “Cruise tourism is a vital economic driver for the Bahamian people.”. A erial images from the Bahamas have revealed catastrophic damage in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.. “With everything not quite shored up, property not secured, home not prepared, even a category 1 will be enough to set them back,” she said. The Photographer Who Captured the Most Haunting Photographs of Dorian and Its Aftermath, The Trump Campaign Is Trying to Suppress the Black Vote, Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health and more, © 2020 TIME USA, LLC. The line says its Nassau itineraries were not impacted by the storm. Cat Island Hurricane Blog A place for people on Cat Island, Bahamas and abroad to post information, photos and let others know what is needed on Cat Island, Bahamas due to the devastation of hurricane Irene.

It has barred travelers from the US. State-run coronavirus testing sites will be closed, he said, “because they’re outdoors with tents, if it were to get 40-, 50-mile-per-hour winds, it would just collapse. Officials reported that a man died in the Dominican Republic when he was electrocuted by a fallen electrical cable. There are plans for various Grand Bahama resorts to reopen in the coming weeks, but no regularly scheduled cruise ships are docking or disembarking leisure travelers in Freeport, as authorities tend to displaced residents and damaged properties. That's not true. The other escaped relatively unscathed — and now the push is on for tourists to vacation there again. A hurricane watch was in effect from north of Deerfield Beach to the Volusia-Brevard county line. “We are committed to Grand Bahama,” he said. The storm reached the island nation as a category 5 hurricane on Sunday and then slowly moved westward, ripping off roofs, flooding houses and leaving at least seven people dead. This article is more than 2 months old. Through the end of the year, the company plans 46 scheduled cruises to Bahamian destinations with seven of its ships. Bahamas Power and Light Company warned it would cut power in certain areas for safety, starting on Friday night. All Rights Reserved. “This is the time for us as Bahamians to show our love, our care and our compassion for our fellow brothers and sisters,” Minnis said. After the storm, the line converted one of its ships, the Grand Celebration, into a relief vessel. Forecasters declared a hurricane watch for parts of the Florida coastline on Friday, as Hurricane Isaias drenched areas of the Bahamas devastated by Dorian last year, on track for the US east coast. One group was hit hard by death and destruction. Destinations include Nassau, the nation’s capital, and the Carnival-owned private islands of Half Moon Cay, which is 100 miles south of Nassau, and Princess Cays, which is 50 miles east of Nassau.

“We still don’t think there is a need to open shelters for this storm, but they are ready,” he said.

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has described the hurricane as a “historic tragedy” for the northern Bahamas that has damaged or destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure. Lia Head-Rigby, who runs a hurricane-relief organization and flew over Abaco, told the Associated Press that she saw “total devastation.”. “Most of our guests are going to happy with that,” he said. A hurricane warning was in effect for Andros Island, New Providence, Eleuthera, Abacos Islands, Berry Islands, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Ragged Islands, Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador. Friday, August 26, 2011.

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