For Immediate Release
September 7, 2023
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Madison RV & Golf Resort in Madison, FL reopens to guests and golfers just three days after a direct hit by devastating Category 3 Hurricane Idalia.
Madison, FL – September 2, 2023: On August 30, 2023, Hurricane Idalia, a Category 3 storm, ravaged the Big Bend region of Florida. Located just 40 miles inland from where the major hurricane made landfall, Madison RV & Golf Resort was placed in the direct path of Hurricane Idalia where the eye wall of the hurricane passed over the county. The resort was left without major utilities and suffered tree damage following the storm’s aftermath.
However, due to dedicated emergency service personnel – including local fire departments, power crews from Duke Energy and Tri-County Electric Cooperative, and essential workers – in a matter of three days, roads were cleared of downed trees allowing power and water to be quickly restored to Madison RV & Golf Resort. By restoring power and water to one of the key locations in town, they were able to help bring normalcy back to the area quicker than expected. Staff from the resort and local volunteers also quickly responded to begin the long process of cleanup, clearing away brush and debris.
Madison RV & Golf Resort re-opened for business three days after Hurricane Idalia, just in time for the Labor Day holiday.
Brian Faircloth, owner of Madison RV & Golf Resort expressed his immense gratitude towards all those who worked tirelessly to bring normalcy back to his resort stating,
“I am so deeply grateful to all of those who worked diligently to restore our power and water supply and those who continue to help us clean up after such a devastating storm,” he said. “It is an inspiring reminder that when we all work together towards a common goal, we can help make our communities more resilient in times of great distress.”
About Madison RV & Golf Resort
Madison RV & Golf Resort, located in the heart of Madison, Florida, is a premier destination for both the golfing and RV community. Known for its lush greens and expansive campground, the resort provides a perfect blend of outdoor sporting and scenic relaxation. With state-of-the-art facilities including a PGA Regulation golf course, spacious RV spots, and a clubhouse offering a range of amenities, Madison RV & Golf Resort is committed to providing an exceptional experience for all visitors. The resort’s dedicated team consistently works to maintain and enhance its facilities, ensuring it remains a beloved getaway for RV camping enthusiasts who visit regularly. Learn more at www.madisonrvresort.com.