Hurricane Irene has been all over the national news this week. West coast relatives have been calling with concern over the threat of Irene. Although we have had heavy rain from hurricanes traveling through the gulf, Western North Carolina is quite a safe distance from the North Carolina Coast. In fact, it’s actually a closer drive to the South Carolina coast, specifically Charleston.
Looking to escape Atlantic coast hurricanes? Look no further than the mountains of North Carolina. While storm surges breach sea walls, you could be enjoying waterfalls. Is your favorite restaurant boarded up until the storm passes? Asheville has some of the finest dining in the southeast. Avoid the shelter and stay in a historic bed and breakfast in Hendersonville.
Be safe. Be smart. Now would be a good time to visit the mountains!