Florida’s Irma evacuees continued their trek northward on Saturday, as one of the strongest hurricanes in recent memory continues to approach the mainland.
“We’re here and our son-in-law is a pilot for United and he said, get out of there and keep going west,” said Jim and Nancy Harner, as they moved on toward Mississippi.
They are among the many who spent 30 hours or more to get to Georgia from south Florida, only to find Hurricane Irma had shifted and turned.”
“We’re trying to outrun Irma, but she seems pretty angry,” they said.
The Exchange Club of Albany opened its grounds to Florida evacuees before the area came under the threat of strong winds in the days to come.
The Riess family left their home in Ft. Myers, Fla., and have decided to remain in Albany, after “preparing the house as best we could. We bugged out at 2 am.”
As some leave these south Georgia campgrounds, trying to move outside of Irma’s wide path, there are others ready to take their place.
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