Atlantis resort in Bahamas prepares for Matthew

Posted at 6:10 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 04:33:20-04

In the Bahamas, crews hustled Tuesday around the massive Atlantis resort on Paradise Island.

The clock is ticking as Hurricane Matthew inches closer.

The objective: To use sandbags to keep water from coming into the buildings.

A quick rain shower spoiled the afternoon for Sheharyar Memon and Maliha Shakil from Tampa.

“She's a bit more worried. I'm like, ‘It's going to be OK.’ We're going to be in the ballroom and we're going to ride out the storm. Make the best of a bad situation,” Memon said.

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“I'm a little concerned I don't want to get stuck here. I have to go back to work Monday. I'm a little scared,” Shakil said.

The resort plans on using the ballroom as a shelter for all of its guests once Matthew gets closer.

The airport in Nassau is scheduled to close Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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