South Shore hotels count costs of 'tornado' cleanup

Sonesta Beach Hotel tennis courts hit by Saturday night's tornado should be back in action within the next few days, said hotel vice president and managing director Dennis Tucker.

He said the tornado which had swept along the South Shore had ripped down tennis court fences and uprooted trees.


Sonesta Beach Hotel tennis courts hit by Saturday night's tornado should be back in action within the next few days, said hotel vice president and managing director Dennis Tucker.

He said the tornado which had swept along the South Shore had ripped down tennis court fences and uprooted trees.

He said: "We are just in the process of cleaning up."

Mr. Tucker said he had no idea of the cost of the damage. He said: "It affected about two or three tennis courts. They will be back in action within the next few days."

Mr. Tucker said it might take a few weeks to replace the fences.

And Reefs Hotel general manager Neal Stephens is still counting the cost of the freak weather.

He said workers were making good progress in restoring the roofs to three guests rooms which had been torn off on Saturday night and could finish by the end of the week.

He said: "We only have two guests tonight and zero tomorrow so from that point of view it was fairly fortunate timing but we really need the rooms for Christmas period - we have about 90 guests then."

He said workers thought another roof on one guest apartment might have been lifted up and dropped down by the tornado.


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