Delaware beaches are hoping for big crowds this Labor Day weekend, especially after last week’s evacuation caused by Hurricane Irene.
AAA Mid-Atlantic, meanwhile, conducted a survey before the storm indicating that about 82,000 Delawareans were planning a trip of 50 miles or more over the holiday weekend. That would be a decrease of 2.3% from the same weekend of last year. The storm may impact the final decisions of some Delawareans , according to AAA Mid-Atlantic Director of Public and Government Affairs Jim Lardear. “Most Delaware tourist areas were spared and are ready for business. We recommend that travelers check to make sure that their destination is unaffected,” Lardear said. “Many Delaware residents are dealing with their own storm effects at home and that could affect their travel plans for Labor Day weekend.” Over 37% of holiday travelers in Delaware said the beach would be their destination for the weekend. Deldot will also suspend highway construction projects over the weekend.