As rivers in South Carolina have started to receded from flood levels, the state's main meetings areas are getting back to normal.
While waterways like the Waccamaw River near Myrtle Beach were expected to crest earlier today, facilities in the area are planning to host all comers this weekend. "We are fortunate our beaches will be up and running and ready for visitors by week's end. We expect to have a busy weekend at local hotels and attractions," said Brad Dean, president and CEO, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "Anyone who has visited the Myrtle Beach area knows our fall weather is typically gorgeous and sunny. We look forward to welcoming folks back to the beach."
In Columbia, a spokesperson for the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism said the downtown city core had minimal to no flooding damage, and the hotels and meeting facilities are in good condition. "Much of the damage occurred in residential areas and small business districts," she added.
Charleston's properties also are operational, according to a spokesperson for Explore Charleston, who reports that there were no closings due to the floods.
And as reported earlier this week, the Kiawah Island Resort & Spa
is back to normal operations, debuting renovations to its Oak Point Golf Course.