Hurricane Florence evacuations are causing many hotels to fill and shelves empty in West Virginia


WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY)- West Virginians are also helping the hurricane victims, as thousands in the Carolinas leave their homes behind and begin a journey into the unknown.

Hundreds of evacuees from the coast started arriving in town after spending hours on the road in traffic.


This morning, hotel rooms are extremely hard to find, grocery store shelves are starting to get picked over- and many are heading to the gas station to fill up.


If you know someone having trouble finding a place to stay in the area, State parks are offering a 55-percent discount on rooms, cabins and campsites until September 18th.


It is likely we will see some flooding and possible power outages in Southern West Virginia over the weekend.





Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.