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Family evacuates from South Carolina to Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Posted at 5:49 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 17:49:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — People living or vacationing on the US's eastern coast are heeding these warnings and evacuating as far as Florida.

The Keener family says they've experienced hurricanes before and did not want to take a chance with Hurricane Dorian.

The family was vacationing in South Carolina when they got word of evacuations beginning at 12 p.m. Monday, they decided they should evacuate and headed to Pensacola where they have a place stay.

"We were trying to go west and we were fortunate enough to have a place to stay in Pensacola beach and we were planning a vacation anyway and so the evacuation started at noon and we left earlier than that," said Jessica and Donna Keener, evacuees from South Carolina.

The Keener's say during their travels they saw a lot of utility crews heading south and east towards the coast. They say they are looking forward to continue their vacation at the beach.