Vero Reopening Set, Hilton Head Remains Closed

Two Disney Vacation Club resorts were forced to close as Hurricane Irma approached.  One is due to reopen later this week while the other remains in limbo.  

Disney's Vero Beach Resort

Disney's Vero Beach Resort

According to an update on the Disney Vacation Club member website, Disney's Vero Beach Resort will remain closed "through September 13", presumably reopening on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  TCPalm.com reports isolated damage in the Indian River County area as a result of the hurricane.  While some flooding and physical damage was recorded, estimates suggest the overall impact will be less than Hurricane Matthew a year ago.  

Meanwhile, the situation is less certain at Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort.  Although Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm before it reached the Florida / Georgia border, heavy rains on the edges of the system produced widespread flooding in the Hilton Head Island area.  A Facebook video posted by WSAV News highlights flooding in the Shelter Cove area just outside of the Disney resort.  

Hilton Head Damage 2016

Hilton Head storm damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 (courtesy Disney Vacation Club)

No estimate has been given for the reopening of Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort.  In 2016, Hurricane Matthew forced a 4-week closure of the South Carolina property.  While most resort damage was covered by insurance, owners must fund a $750,000 deductible to the tune of $.11 per point over the next 5 years.  

Reader Comments
Re: Vero Reopening Set, Hilton Head Remains Closed -- wdrl
2017 Sep 12 11:08:22 AM
The Fort Pierce/Port St. Lucie area, which is immediately south of the Vero Beach Resort, received 12 to 18 inches of rain as Hurricane Irma passed by. I haven't seen any numbers on the storm surge in the Vero Beach area, but most areas on the Atlantic side of South Florida experienced less storm surge than was initially feared.

Vero Beach is a nice resort and I hope it recovers quickly from Irma.
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2017 Sep 12 11:54:59 AM
Do you know where you read this? I'm a DVC member and when I looked at the link they have on the site it just says that Hilton Head and Vero Beach remained closed, no date of opening is listed. I was just curious as we have reservations next week. I appreciate the help.
Re: Vero Reopening Set, Hilton Head Remains Closed -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2017 Sep 12 12:00:33 PM
wdrl wrote:
The Fort Pierce/Port St. Lucie area, which is immediately south of the Vero Beach Resort, received 12 to 18 inches of rain as Hurricane Irma passed by.......

Hmmmmmmm....

I'm an owner at the Port St Lucie Starwood PGA Resort.

1: Wonder how it made out?

2: Afraid to see my next dues bill.
Re: Vero Reopening Set, Hilton Head Remains Closed -- JaxFLBear
2017 Sep 12 12:39:39 PM
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. wrote:
Do you know where you read this? I'm a DVC member and when I looked at the link they have on the site it just says that Hilton Head and Vero Beach remained closed, no date of opening is listed. I was just curious as we have reservations next week. I appreciate the help.
https://beachresorts.disney.go.com/

The above site has links for both HHI & VB. Each respective resort site has a Hurricane Irma update link.
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2017 Sep 12 02:35:44 PM
Thank you so much. I feel much better. I guess we will continue to move forward with our plans for next week.
Thanks again.

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