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Coastal tourism rebounding after historic SC rains

Charleston, SC (AP) -

South Carolina is working to assure visitors that things are back after historic rain and flooding and that the state's coast is open for fall vacations.
Myrtle Beach, Charleston and the state are mounting media campaigns to let visitors know that tourist attractions are open, as are the roads leading to the coast.
Officials estimate the $18 billion industry has lost tens of millions of dollars because of the storm.
The state campaign is called "Our Coast is Clear" and features a television ad narrated by Gov. Nikki Haley.
Brad Dean with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce says after the storm, people called wondering if Myrtle Beach was open. He says there also were calls from people wondering if they could get there because of widespread flooding.

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