Hurricane Florence is forecast to make landfall as a major hurricane near Wilmington, North Carolina bringing potentially catastrophic flooding and strong winds to the region.
Hurricane Florence Forecast Track From the National Hurricane CenterBecause of the hurricane, WordCamp Wilmington which was scheduled to take place September 22nd and 23rd has been cancelled.
“We wish all of our WordCamp Wilmington enthusiasts a minimum of impact from Hurricane Florence,” Helen Rittersporn, one of the event’s organizers said.
“On behalf of my fellow Organizers for 2018 WordCamp Wilmington, we are looking forward to seeing everyone in 2019!”
Safety of Attendees, Speakers, and Sponsors Takes Priority
Peter La Fond, one of the event’s lead organizers, says the decision to cancel the event has been mentally taxing to him and the team.
“From the beginning, the decision making was really hard,” he said. “How we made the decision about this was very fluid. The entire team has been texting back and forth every several hours on various decisions