Virgili safe after hurricane encounter |

Virgili safe after hurricane encounter

Marianne Virgili, executive director of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, is back from Florida safe and sound.Virgili and two chamber staffers were at a conference with 600 other chamber of commerce professionals in Orlando when Hurricane Charley hit Florida last weekend.At first, Virgili said, weather reports indicated that the storm would miss the Orlando area, but as the hurricane got closer, she and the other people at the conference were told that it was going to pass through Orlando. Disney World, Universal Studios and other attractions in the Orlando area closed in anticipation of the storm. Virgili said since she was staying in a “big hotel, we felt very safe,” although many palm trees were uprooted as the worst of the hurricane passed through the area.Virgili and her staff were able to take a flight out of Florida early Sunday morning after the worst of the storm had done its damage.”I just feel so much for the people who were hit so hard in the southern part of the state,” Virgili said. Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext.

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