Saint Lucia Tourism – STORM UPDATE:
SAINT LUCIA REPORTS NORMAL TOURISM OPERATIONS
Eastern Caribbean (December 27, 2013)
Saint Lucia is “open for business” following heavy flooding from an unseasonal storm. The island was affected by a low-level system on Christmas Eve that caused severe flooding in several areas, with Bexon and Soufriere being the hardest hit. The storm caused flooding in some areas and six deaths of Saint Lucians have been reported. Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus confirmed that all of the island hotels and leading tourism establishments have weathered the system with little to no disruptions to normal operations. He was quick to express sympathies with the families affected as well as many hotel tourism employees, several of whom had their homes affected by the weather system but still showed up for work. Crews from the Ministry of Infrastructure continued to work around the clock at restoring the island’s road network.
After temporary closures, all air and seaports are now operational with airlines including reporting business as usual.
The island’s power company, the Saint Lucia Electricity Services Limited, has reported a few isolated pockets remain without power.
Travelers are advised to contact their respective airlines or travel agents to check the status of their flights.
About Saint Lucia:
One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rain forest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns, and value-oriented properties…SEARCH ST LUCIA RESORTS