Area Hotels Are Filling Up Fast With Hurricane Evacuees

CHARLOTTE, NC– Local hotels are getting a boost as evacuees from the Carolina coast pour into the Charlotte area.

The Holiday Inn Express in Pineville is filling up fast with with 90 percent of rooms now booked.

We talked with one family from Beauford South Carolina who says it took them 8 hours to get to Charlotte but it was their only option.

“I actually went online and Charlotte was one of the places we chose, that I could find. It was a great deal and we said let’s go with it. Didn’t really want to look further and were ready to get in the car and go,” said Jovena Mouzone
Many hotels in our area are offering discounted prices to South Carolina residents.  Over 2 million people have been evacuated including those from Florida and Georgia.