Hurricane Florence Cleanup Continues

Officials continue to assess the impact of Hurricane Florence and cleanup efforts are underway. 

In Wilmington, N.C., power is being restored and businesses are re-opening downtown and on the island beaches. The Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau confirmed that the Wilmington Convention Center is expected to open Oct. 1. The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is already open.

In North Carolina 27 storm-related deaths were reported. In South Carolina, 8 people died. Two other people died in Virginia. Rivers are still rising in some areas and more heavy rains are expected to create problems during the recovery efforts.

In Raleigh, the airport is open and fully operational and roads throughout the area are passable and safe.

In Charlotte, power has been restored and water has receded after receiving almost 10 inches of rain during the storm.

Myrtle Beach, S.C. suffered only minimal damage from Hurricane Florence according to the Myrtle Beach Area CVB. Visit Myrtle Beach has a list of special offers from hotels that are able to assist evacuees seeking refuge in the Grand Strand. 

The American Red Cross is accepting donations for Hurricane Florence relief. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or visit to make an online donation.

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