The British Virgin Islands is in cleanup mode following a tropical storm that dumped 17 inches of rain in 17 hours on Monday.

Hardest hit of the islands was Tortola, which had significant damage to its road network, according to Premier Orlando Smith.

Many businesses in Road Town on Tortola had damage from water and mud slides.

Reports from the tourist board indicted that the industry escaped "relatively unscathed," said Sharon Flax-Brutus, director of tourism.

"Several properties that reported damage were able to remedy the situations immediately after the weather subsided. The majority of our land-based accommodations and yacht charter businesses are up and running. The airports and seaports are open and functioning and ferry operators have resumed normal schedules," she said.

On Virgin Gorda, park rangers have cleared the footpaths leading to the Baths, a labyrinth of granite boulders on the beach, part of the Baths National Park.


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