Friday, August 26, 2011

Puerto Rico Ready To Welcome Tourist After Hurricane Irene

According to The Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Puerto Rico is ready to welcome tourist after Hurricane Irene hit the island last Monday.  The majority of the roads have been reopened and electricity has been restored to most of the island.  Hotels, casinos, airports and ferries are operating as normal in Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques.  Cruise ships and airlines are arriving and departing as scheduled.

Hurricane Irene passed over Puerto Rico early Monday morning, toppling trees, downing power lines and leaving much of the island without electricity.  The hurricane flooded streets, and caused several rivers to overflow their banks.  Forecasters earlier said, Irene, then a tropical storm, was likely to pass south of Puerto Rico, but the storm shifted north and  passed directly over island.  During this time the storm was upgraded to Hurricane Irene.

Puerto Rico was lucky, as it suffered minimum damages with Hurricane Irene.  We hope the other  locations in Irene's  path, do not suffer major damages.


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