Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau provides resource information for Hurricane Dorian evacuees

Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau provides resource information for Hurricane Dorian evacuees
(Source: Mary Klingler)

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - With many evacuees coming to the Augusta area, the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau is providing information on hotels, animal shelters, transportation and other services.

Hotels in Augusta and the CSRA are filling up quickly- but because of the Hurricane Dorian’s uncertainty, evacuees are canceling just as fast.

Michelle Hardy, the director of sales at Hyatt Place in Augusta is keeping a close eye on cancellations, making sure people know when spots become available.

"With the last-minute change in requests, literally what I had available and what I have available has completely changed within 24 hours. similarly, to the strength of the storm, and where its trajectory is, also determines where those guests are coming from and the cancellations once they become in the clear."

In an effort to help those in the path of the hurricane, the hotel is extending free cancellation to people who’ve been placed under mandatory evacuation.

The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau has links and contact information on their website for anyone who needs emergency services during their stay.

During regular business hours, evacuees can contact Augusta & Co./Augusta Visitors Center at (706)-724-4067 and Augusta CVB corporate offices at (706)-823-6600 for more information.

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