Hurricane Irma : Updates, Resources, and What to do About Your Florida Reservations

By on September 6, 2017 in Blog Posts | RTX Traveler Magazine

As this historic storm bears down on the state of Florida, visitors and residents alike are advised to follow the safest course of action: evacuate immediately. The storm is currently a category 5 hurricane, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency.

Our priority is the safety of all of our guests currently on-site as well as our employees at our resorts, and we will be sending updates via email as often as possible to all members and guests with incoming reservations over the next week. Please note that we will post the most current information here on the RTX blog and on the RTX Facebook page.

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At this time, for RTX members with reservations at any Florida resorts from now until September 13, we strongly advise you not to travel to the area until further notice. Please call and speak with one of our travel consultants at 1-888-988-4789 to discuss your reservation options in the wake of this massive storm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our travelers.

We encourage you to keep an eye on Irma’s path as you consider your travel plans to this area over the next week. The National Hurricane Center is posting daily updates at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. EST. Visit www.nhc.noaa.gov for the latest updates.

Here are some resources for those currently in Florida during this state of emergency:

Orlando hurricane resources:

http://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/emergency-management/hurricane-center/

http://www.orangecountyfl.net/

New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County) evacuation routes:

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/weather/hurricane-center/evacuation-maps.html

Volusia County hurricane information:

https://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/pin/

Flood evacuation maps for Osceola County:

http://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/safety-center/flood-evacuation-maps.stml

St. Augustine area hurricane status updates:

http://www.sjcfl.us/hurricane/

Once again, for those who have reservations at our Florida resorts from now until September 13, please do not plan on checking in. Your safety is our priority. We advise you to call and speak with one of our travel consultants at 1-888-988-4789 to discuss your reservation options in the wake of this massive storm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our travelers, and we keep all those in the path of the storm in our thoughts.

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About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family and dog, and of course, traveling! His favorite RTX spots to visit are Orange Beach, Alabama, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, but he's visiting new places all the time. .

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