Carolina residents seek refuge in mid-west

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As Hurricane Florence surges toward the Carolinas with projected winds up to 125 miles an hour, many residents are seeking refuge in the Mid-West.

Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas are under a mandatory evacuation as Hurricane Florence approaches.

One family of five drove from Myrtle Beach to Nashville Tuesday to escape the hurricane.

Melody Gildner says alot of people decided to evacuate which created heavy traffic leaving the area.

Gildner said supplies were limited and if they did not evacuate they would have been without a generator.

“It’s hard to leave your home not knowing what you are coming back to or even when we’ll be able to get back in” said Gildner “The one news man in Myrtle Beach, they were saying this morning that there is a chance that they won’t let us in even Sunday.”

The family has shelter in Nashville until Friday and says they will be paying close attention to hurricane coverage to determine when it is safe to return.

All flights to and from Charlotte at Evansville Regional Airport are on time. 

We will keep you updated on any changes.

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(This story was originally published September 12, 2018)

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