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Bimini Spared from the Wrath of Hurricane Irene
BIMINI, THE BAHAMAS— AUGUST 25, 2011—The tiny island of Bimini, the most western of the 700 islands that comprise The Bahamas archipelago and only 50 miles from the southeast coast of Florida, has been spared from the devastating Category 3 force winds of Hurricane Irene, which skirted much further east of the island today.
Michael Weber, general manager of the historic Bimini Big Game Club in Alice Town, reported no damage at the 51-room resort. Weber said all resort services including food and beverage, dive operations and the marina will be operating as normal by noon tomorrow.
“We were very, very lucky to be on the outer fringes of this storm,” he said. “Our prayers and thoughts are with the greater Bahamas community that took the brunt of Irene today. We are also here to assist our fellow Bahamian hoteliers with any guests that need to be relocated to Bimini and the Big Game Club.”
Weber described the effects on Bimini as minimal with all utilities and other island services not affected by the passing storm.
“We as well as other hoteliers and businesses on Bimini intend to be open for business this weekend,” he added.