Experienced Minimal Property Damage
|BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, WI (September 9 , 2004) - The
people of Barbados resumed normal business activities today under sunny
skies, in the aftermath of tropical storm conditions caused by Hurricane
Ivan. The island was spared from the full strength of the Hurricane,
which passed to the South.
The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association has confirmed that the vast majority of the hotels on Island are fully operational and that precautions had been taken to ensure that all guests were safe and secure.
An early assessment of the tourism infrastructure reveals that only four hotels experienced minimal property damage, as well as two restaurants that are situated on the water’s edge on the south coast.
That information is as follows:
The Barbados Light and Power Company reported that power had been restored to over 90% of the island by Wednesday afternoon. During the storm the company had cut the Island’s electricity supply as a precautionary measure.
Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association
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