Bermuda's L. F. Wade Airport will reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning as Hurricane Igor moved farther away from the island. The Causeway leading to the airport reopened Monday afternoon, while ports remain closed.
The storm had weakened to a Category One hurricane as it approached Bermuda late Sunday and passed 40 miles to the west just before midnight, leaving behind beach erosion, power outages, some flooding and spotty communications in its wake.
Winds of 75 mph and higher produced immense waves and pounding surf, especially along the island's south coast. Power was quickly being restored, according to Bermuda's Emergency Measures Organization.
The following hotels reported minimal landscaping damage and are open for business: Fairmont Southampton, Fairmont Hamilton, Rosedon, Grotto Bay, Tucker's Point, Cambridge Beaches, Elbow Beach and The Reefs.
Most buildings on Bermuda, including hotels, are built of solid concrete. Building codes require walls at least eight inches thick and able to withstand 150 mph winds.
To assist local residents without electrical power, both Fairmonts are offering reduced rates for those who want to move into the hotels until power is restored.
The ferry terminal in Hamilton experienced some damage, according to the Bermuda Sun.
BermudaTourism.com has a link to the EMO, which posts official announcements, telephone numbers and advisories.