As Hurricane Dorian lashes North Carolina and southeast Virginia with torrential rain, storm surge flooding and high winds, Dee Witting, executive director of the Carolinas Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CARVC), said that power outages are affecting some communications the association is having with member parks, but that officials from CARVC and the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) are working to get in touch with campground owners.

Witting said that currently the worst damage seems to be north of Myrtle Beach, S.C., due to storm surges and tornados.

“Unlike Florence, this storm is moving faster and is not dropping the intense rainfall that caused massive flooding inland during other storms,” she explained.

Witting is set to visit the Myrtle Beach area and parks north of Myrtle Beach on Monday, to talk with park owners personally and assess any damage and their needs moving forward.

There are upwards of 35 CARVC and ARVC member parks along the coast between Myrtle Beach and the Outer Banks, according to Witting.

“Our first concern is the safety of the people who own, manage and work at our member parks in the area,” she explained. “We also want to make sure these parks are aware of the disaster relief available to them as CARVC and ARVC members through the ARVC Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund.”

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