Albany hotel full from Florence evacuees

Florence evacuees head to SWGA

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany hotel reached capacity mostly with those fleeing from Hurricane Florence’s potential wrath.

Merry Acres Inn sold out Tuesday night with evacuees fleeing the now Category 3 hurricane, according the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB).

All major hotels, including Hilton, Hampton and Marriott, still have space but are limited in numbers. according to ACVB.

The Magnolia Dog Spa, also has available spots.

ACVB reported hotel availability to the Georgia State Travel Department.

Evacuees from Beaufort, South Carolina have been reported to have arrived in Albany.

Over the last few days staff members at Merry Acres Inn have gotten lots of calls and reservations from people hoping to escape the storm.

“Glad to have a place where they can come to and hope they feel at home here,” said Merry Acres Inn owner Bo Henry.

Henry explained they will have live music at night and shuttle for the evacuees to travel to any of their restaurants to make their stay a little easier.

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