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Fleeing Irene? State site has hotel room availability

Residents and travelers displaced by Hurricane Irene can find a list of available hotel rooms posted at

The list is updated by personnel with the N.C. Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.  The state's Welcome Centers will also provide assistance to travelers seeking shelter from the storm.

NCSTD is also staffing its call center around the clock throughout the weekend so travelers can get up-to-date travel and lodging information by calling 1-800-VISIT-NC.

State's hurricane hotline activated

The state is updating weather information, highway closings, shelter information and feeding sites on its bilingual hotline.

The toll-free number is 1-888-835-9966. Deaf and hard of hearing people can call 1-877-877-1765 (TTY) or 711 (Relay N.C.)

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