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S.C. resorts are back to normal after Bertha

Some of South Carolina's top tourist spots escaped Hurricane Bertha's wrath with no substantial damage. In the Myrtle Beach area, Grand Strand hotels, golf courses, restaurants and entertainment attractions have resumed normal operations.

"We were indeed fortunate," said Ashby Ward, president of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "We are offering our support and assistance to the harder hit coastal areas of North Carolina, which absorbed the worst of the storm."

For information, call the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, (803) 626-7444.

Hilton Head Island, off the Atlantic Coast of South Carolina also was virtually unaffected by Bertha, said Janie Treon, vice president of the Visitor and Convention Bureau there. For travel information, call (803) 785-3673.

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A no-hurricane guarantee is being offered by SuperClubs Super-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean. "Hurricanes are a fact of life in the Caribbean," said Joe Issa, senior vice president of the resorts, in New York. "But should a hurricane happen to strike the resort, clients will be reimbursed for the total value of disrupted nights and the unused portion of the holiday." Plus, a voucher will be issued for the same number of disrupted nights for use during the same month the following year, excluding air fare. Information/reservations: (800) 859-SUPER.

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