Hurricane Florence | September 14 Update

Greetings, Festiva travelers. We’ve got more Hurricane Florence updates to share direct from resort managers on the east coast.

The storm has been downgraded to category one, but is still extremely dangerous because it’s moving very slowly and is predicted to dump a lot of rain as it moves. (Some forecasts say six months worth of rain in a matter of days!)

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

This area is right near where Florence made landfall. Our resort manager reports power was lost around 4 p.m. Sept. 13, and power is estimated to not be restored for another 60 hours. The pier at Atlantic Beach near the resort is gone and most roads are flooded.

Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

Rain is starting to come to the Myrtle Beach area but the storm is moving so slowly that not much else has happened yet. The bulk of the storm is predicted to arrive around 2 p.m. today.

Charleston, South Carolina

The forecast is for heavy rain to begin around 11 p.m. today with a solid 24-48 hours of rain.

We will continue to post updates as we can. We continue to keep all those being impacted by this storm in our thoughts.

Pat Barcas

Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for Festiva, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family, and of course, traveling!

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