Wilmington, NC Family Flees to Lynchburg to Escape Hurricane Florence

People trying to escape from Hurricane Florence ended up in our area.

"We did have one come through about 5, 6 years ago and it was maybe a Category 1, but I don't think it was quite a severe as this one," Adrian Willis, who lives in downtown Wilmington, said about Hurricane Florence.

With his two sons and dog, Willis came to Lynchburg Thursday to escape the catastrophic winds and rain the hurricane is bringing to his home.

Before hitting the road, Willis and his son helped to take care of their community. "We have a handyman business there and for the last couple of days we were prepping houses and boarding them up," he said.

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