While most destinations in the state are open and hosting visitors, some areas in southeastern North Carolina continue to deal with the residual impact of Florence. Visitors and residents should stay in touch with lodging providers, monitor the latest reports and heed the direction of state and local officials in affected areas. Please scroll below for a map referencing updates for destinations and attractions impacted by the storm.
The safety of our visitors is our No. 1 priority. Visit North Carolina actively works with state and local emergency management officials and local tourism offices to keep visitors informed.
Help By phone
Travelers can call 1-800-VISITNC (800-847-4862) to get live assistance Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Find website links and toll-free phone numbers for chain hotels in North Carolina via the N.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association.
All North Carolina Welcome Centers are open and operating on a normal schedule with live traveler assistance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Flooded roadways can be extremely dangerous. Drivers are advised to be aware of their surroundings and use extreme caution where there is water on the roadway.
Interstates 95 and 40 are open throughout the state, but several North Carolina roads are still closed due to the storm. Updated traffic information is available via NCDOT’s Traveler Information Management System (TIMS) or by calling 511.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation provides real-time information about travel conditions on its Twitter feeds. NCDOT immediately tweets about road closures, flooding, ferry cancellations and evacuation routes.
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OTHER TRAVEL RESOURCES
The following events and attractions are rescheduled due to the storm:
- Airlie Gardens is closed until further notice (Wilmington)
- The 14th Annual NC Muscadine Festival in Kenansville Sept. 28-29 is canceled; reschedule date TBD
- American Craft Walk Wilmington is canceled; reschedule date TBD
- Apple Festival at Historic Bethabara Park is rescheduled to Oct. 27 (Winston-Salem)
- Benson Mule Days is rescheduled to Oct. 25-28
- Blowing Rock Music Festival is rescheduled to Oct. 7
- Brewgrass Festival is postponed until Oct. 27 (Asheville)
- Clayton Harvest Festival is rescheduled to Oct. 31-Nov. 4
- Cody Jinks music performance at Pisgah Brewing Company is postponed to Oct. 7 (Black Mountain)
- Creedmoor Music Festival is postponed until Saturday, Oct. 20
- Greensboro Pride will be rescheduled; date TBD
- J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival is canceled (Raleigh); reschedule date TBD
- Korean Festival will be rescheduled; date TBD (North Carolina Fairgrounds)
- NC State Championship Horse Show is canceled (North Carolina Fairgrounds); for equine evacuation sites, visit NCStateFair.org
- Summer Harvest Festival at Poplar Grove Plantation is rescheduled to Oct. 28 (Wilmington)
- Wilmington Symphony's Opening Night concert is canceled; reschedule date TBD
Travelers should remain alert to the dangers of changing weather and road conditions and use the ReadyNC app for additional information on current conditions. NCDOT also offers safety tips for driving in wet weather including the importance of not driving through flooded areas or pools of standing water.
Download the ReadyNC app, available on iPhone and Android, for real-time info on:
- Local weather
- Road conditions
- Power outages
- River and stream flooding
- Open shelters
- Evacuation routes