Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City said it will offer free accommodations to anyone residing in the Hurricane Florence impact zone who’s forced to flee the storm.
Hurricane Florence, which was making landfall on the coast of the Carolinas this morning, has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, but is still expected to create dangerous gusts of wind, coastal storm surges and severe power outages.
Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties could still experience flood and storm surges, even though the storm will largely miss New Jersey this weekend.
To take advantage of the offer, Ocean Resort guests will have to present a current and valid driver’s license that proves they reside in a designated impact area.
“We completely understand the concern for families and the community during times like this, so we want to do our part by providing somewhere safe, warm and dry to those impacted by Hurricane Florence,” said Bruce Deifik, chairman of Ocean Walk LLC, which owns and operates Ocean Resort Casino, in a release.