Bermuda cleans up

Clearing roads, bringing back power, and helping thousands of people with roof damage were the priorities in Bermuda Monday.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | September 8, 2003


Clearing roads, bringing back power, and helping thousands of people with roof damage were the priorities in Bermuda Monday after Hurricane Fabian brought 120-mph winds.

Several thousand homes have roof damage, according to preliminary assessments, but no exact numbers were released.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief sent an emergency grant to help people begin what could be a lengthy recovery.

Some 11,000 people were still without power Monday.

Major roads had been cleared by Monday morning but many side roads still had debris on them.

Bermuda International Airport reopened Monday morning.

Four people were killed when Fabian's winds swept their cars off a causeway into the ocean.

Fabian was the most powerful hurricane to hit Bermuda in 50 years. Some 62,000 people live in Bermuda.

Meanwhile, Florida was largely spared the heavy rainfall that was forecast when Tropical Storm Henri moved across the state. The storm weakened and moved rapidly.

But disaster response leaders in Florida emphasized that many parts of the state are recovering from floods and tornadoes that occurred earlier this summer.


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