Bermuda Endures Hurricane Humberto

Updated at 4:20 p.m. ET

(NPR) – Hurricane Humberto knocked out the power for some 80% of Bermuda’s electricity customers — but many of them now have power again, and government officials say they’re relieved no one died when the Category 3 storm passed close to the island Wednesday night.

“We’ve made it through,” Minister of National Security Wayne M. Caines said in an update Thursday morning.

Caines added that during the hurricane, emergency crews rescued a stranded boater in the harbor. A baby was also born during the storm.

Premier David Burt is calling on residents to check on their elderly neighbors and anyone who might need assistance. And like others in the government, he celebrated the news that a healthy baby girl had been born.

“Congratulations to those parents whose new arrival provided a welcome note of joy in the midst of the storm,” Burt said in a statement about the hurricane.

Despite the damage, Bermuda’s tourism authority said Thursday afternoon, “Bermuda is totally open for business and looking forward to welcoming all visitors as usual.”

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