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Myrtle Beach Tourism: Take over by Hurricane Dorian

Washington Post Video when Dorian hit Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a resort town with hotels and resorts and had 100,000 visitors over the labor day holidays last weekend. 3 days later, today, the hotels are empty and visitors along with locals are fleeing the beach resort. Despite a mandatory evacuation order, a reader told eTN: I live Oceanfront here in Myrtle Beach. I’m in an evacuated area but I stayed. I’m the only person left in my building.

In the meantime, people are bracing to wait for what is next. Besides expected hurricane-force winds of up to 120mph, tornados are hitting North Carolina, causing a significant amount of damage.

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune said, the infrastructure in the city is in good shape, but of course the worst is still to come in the next hours.

There is a short window to still leave the beach town, time is running out. The worst is expected to start overnight.