For almost a week or more, we just like the rest of the East Coast were on alert wondering where Hurricane Florence would make landfall. We weren’t sure of the path that she would make and we knew that her course was changing daily. On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts received word that all Coastal Counties in South Carolina were on a mandatory evacuation. We at the time thought that Florence would arrive as a Category 4 Hurricane, but thankfully she weakened before making landfall.
As the world watched one of the strongest storms inch closer and closer to the United States, we realized how large this storm really was. Beginning on Thursday, September 13th, the rain began in Eastern North Carolina and the flooding began. By Friday, September 14th it had made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina and we still were not sure if it would impact our area. The next several days Florence showed her fury and decided to make a slow movement towards us in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We were impacted from the rains and we did not know it would affect as many people in the area as it did.
Many of the residents in South Carolina in the next week had to deal with the threat of flooding and the closure of many roads in the state. We watched the news and saw the devastation that Hurricane Florence left in her path. Many residents in the Carolina’s lost everything due to flooding, tornadoes and the devastation that Florence brought with her. While we feel very lucky to have had little to no damage to our resorts in the Myrtle Beach area, we are heartbroken for those who have been affected.
If you were evacuated from your home, we’d like to offer you a place to stay. We are offering to all evacuees from North Carolina and South Carolina discounts at a few of our resorts. If you stay at Avista Resort and Prince Resort, we will offer you 40% off the rates with a valid ID. There are still many roads that are closed due to the flooding or have been affected from the storm. Please use the Promo Code EVACUEE when you book your room at Avista Resort or Prince Resort.