Statement from the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh)
Raleigh/Wake County, N.C., was mostly unaffected by Hurricane Florence, which passed through our area of the state over the weekend. At this time, RDU Airport is fully operational with on-time arrivals and departures. In addition, most of the major roads within the Raleigh area are also safe to drive on.
Our hospitality community stands ready to welcome first responders, evacuees and visitors with open arms. In fact, many of our restaurants are donating a portion of their proceeds to help with relief efforts. We do not take for granted just how lucky we were here in Raleigh/Wake County, and our thoughts are with those communities within the state which need help most.
The N.C. Disaster Relief Fund is also currently accepting contributions for Hurricane Florence damage; contributions will help with immediate unmet needs of Hurricane Florence victims and can be made online or by texting “Florence” to 20222. Together, North Carolina will get through this.