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Georgetown native rides out Hurricane Dorian

Posted at 7:07 AM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 07:07:28-04

(LEX 18) — Hurricane Dorian's arrival is especially scary for a Georgetown native who recently moved to Florida's Atlantic coastline.

Stephanie DeLoach took video Sunday of the surging coastal waters near her home in Green Cove Springs, Florida. She said watching the strong waves was unlike anything she has experienced.

DeLoach was born and raised in Georgetown, only recently moving to the Florida and now facing one of the strongest storms ever to strike area.

"This is very testing," she said."It's a lot different obviously than what I'm used to. It is going to be one of those things you just have to ride out and see how it goes."

Although she may be new to Florida's unpredictable weather, DeLoach said she is prepared.

A nearby middle school has been designated as an emergency shelter. But DeLoach planned to stay home unless the weather becomes too dangerous.

"Nervous, yes; prepared yes," she said. "We've taken all the precautions we can take. We got a generator. We have plenty of non-perishables, day-to-day things that you absolutely have to have."

And while she's concerned about her home and belongings, DeLoach is keeping perspective.

"I am obviously worried about our belongs. I bet thats everyone's worry," she said. "But obviously your life comes first. Belongings you can buy more of."