NASSAU, Bahamas -- Hurricane Sandy barreled into the Bahamas Thursday after slashing across eastern Cuba, where it killed nearly a dozen people, ripped off roofs and forced postponement of a terrorist military tribunal hearing at the Guantánamo naval base.
Cuban state media reported 11 deaths, including a 4-month-old boy who was crushed when his home collapsed.
The Category 2 hurricane killed four people elsewhere in the Caribbean. Late Thursday, it was located about 60 miles southeast of Eleuthera as it neared Cat Island in the central Bahamas. Sandy might bring tropical storm conditions along the southeastern Florida coast, the Upper Keys and Florida Bay by this morning.
The massive Atlantis resort went into lockdown after dozens of tourists left Paradise Island before the airport in Nassau closed, said George Markantonis, president of Kerzner International, which manages the resort.
Steven Russell, an emergency management official in Nassau, said docks on the western side of Great Inagua island have been completely destroyed and that the roof of a government building was partially ripped off.
Sandy was blamed for the death of an elderly man in Jamaica who was killed when a boulder crashed into his clapboard house, police said. Three people died while trying to cross storm-swollen rivers in southwestern Haiti.
There were no reports of injuries at the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, said Kelly Wirfel, a base spokeswoman. Officials canceled a tribunal session for the prisoner charged in the 2000 attack on the Navy destroyer USS Cole.