Statement #2 - Tropical Storm Dorian And The Islands Of The Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is closely tracking the progress of Tropical Storm Dorian as it is projected to move toward the Southeastern Bahamas as early as Thursday night and into Friday.

A Tropical Storm Alert is now in effect for the Southeast Bahamas including Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island and Acklins indicating that tropical storm conditions could affect the islands within 60 hours.

Hotels throughout the islands are activating hurricane preparedness plans and cruise ships are diverting itineraries accordingly. At this time, all airports and ports in The Bahamas remain open for business; however, residents and visitors are advised to check directly with airlines and hotels regarding possible impacts on travel plans.

Following Labor Day, it is normal for hotels in the Out Islands to close for the fall season. Travelers should check with hotels directly regarding regularly scheduled closures.

The Bahamas is an archipelago with more than 700 islands and cays, spread over 100,000 square miles; there could be a tropical storm or hurricane warning for parts of the country while other parts remain unaffected.

The Ministry continues to monitor Tropical Storm Dorian and will provide updates at www.bahamas.com/storms. For further information,  visit www.nhc.noaa.gov.