All airports in the Bahamas Out Islands reopened as Hurricane Joaquin moved away from the Bahamas
late Friday. Airports include those on Exuma, Eleuthera, Abaco, Andros, Cat
Island, Berry Islands Bimini, Mayaguana, Inagua and Long Island, according to
the Bahamas Department of Civil Aviation.
Airports in Nassau and Freeport reopened on
Damage assessments for the Out Islands are
being conducted by the Bahamas National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
over the next few days.
Joaquin was expected to pass within 60 miles of
Bermuda late Sunday as a Category 3 storm with winds of 115 mph. Incoming
flights were canceled Sunday as were ferry and bus services.
The Carnival Sunshine and Royal Caribbean's Liberty
of the Seas canceled scheduled visits to Bermuda. The Sunshine headed instead
to the eastern Caribbean and will visit San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand
The Liberty of the
Seas sailed instead to St. John, New Brunswick, on Saturday. The ship had been scheduled to call in Bermuda for a two-night stay before returning to
Bayonne, N.J., next Thursday.