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Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort evacuated ahead of Hurricane Florence

SpoiledBlueMilk

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Damnit. I hate reading these articles. Hilton Head is my second home and I love the DVC resort on the island. Stay safe out there!
 

DNS

New Member
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My niece and her family are there right now another resort. As of yesterday morning they were told they did not have to evacuate, that it was headed north.
 

helenabear

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My niece and her family are there right now another resort. As of yesterday morning they were told they did not have to evacuate, that it was headed north.
That was true yesterday and seemingly today as well. Looks to be more north closer to the boarder between the two states. I wouldn't want to be down there right now though if possible no matter what. But I wish everyone in the path all the best.
 

StarWarsGirl

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My niece and her family are there right now another resort. As of yesterday morning they were told they did not have to evacuate, that it was headed north.
Some of the other resorts are probably fine. The reason that it's probably smart to evacuate the Disney one is that it's located on an island within an island, so it's surrounded by Marsh. If they get heavy rains, you can bet that there's going to be flooding, and then people will be stranded in their buildings, which are, aside from the main building, free standing around the resort. Not the greatest place to be in bad weather. Other resorts may not be subject to the same issues. Disney's property had terrible flooding after Matthew and it was one of the last resorts to reopen.

I believe they also called for this when Beaufort County was initially under evacuation orders. Other resorts probably chose to stay when the evacuation orders were rescinded. Disney chose not to.
 

slappy magoo

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Some of the other resorts are probably fine. The reason that it's probably smart to evacuate the Disney one is that it's located on an island within an island, so it's surrounded by Marsh. If they get heavy rains, you can bet that there's going to be flooding, and then people will be stranded in their buildings, which are, aside from the main building, free standing around the resort. Not the greatest place to be in bad weather. Other resorts may not be subject to the same issues. Disney's property had terrible flooding after Matthew and it was one of the last resorts to reopen.
Might be one of the reasons why Hilton Head is 2nd only to Vero Beach in the price of maintenance fees?
 

dreamfinder

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Might be one of the reasons why Hilton Head is 2nd only to Vero Beach in the price of maintenance fees?
Pretty sure I have seen two things mentioned that lead to these ones having high fees. Hurricane insurance is one of them, and the other being the costs of extra entertainment/activities since there are no theme parks there to keep people busy.
 
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