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Former Kentuckians Brace For Florence

Posted at 5:39 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 18:36:25-04

(LEX 18)– Some former Kentuckians are choosing to ride out Hurricane Florence as it makes landfall.

In North Carolina, Sarah Campbell is planning on staying in her Lumberton, North Carolina home when Hurricane Florence hits, just as she did two years ago when Hurricane Matthew hit.

“We’re projected to get up to 40 inches here in Lumberton, and with 10 inches of rain, we were wiped out for weeks! So we’re worried,” she told LEX 18.

But Sarah Campbell and her husband are not leaving the area.

“My husband is actually a physician, and he’s on-call, so technically he can’t leave, and I don’t want to leave him alone,” she said. “We’ve done the best we can, and we can leave if we want to, but we’re sticking around.”

Chet Crockett, who is from Lexington,  lives in South Carolina now. Thursday morning when he spoke with LEX 18, he was sitting poolside.

“Today is kind of the calm before the storm,” he said.

The sky off the coast of South Carolina was beautiful Thursday morning.

Crockett said that he lives three miles from the shoreline and he’s not leaving his home, even as Hurricane Florence approaches. He’s been living there since a job transfer years ago and says he is prepared after making it through Hurricane Matthew.

“Once a hurricane is over with, the next day is the most gorgeous beach day you’ll ever encounter,” said Crockett.