A half a dozen flights have landed Tuesday night at Bradley Airport from the evacuation zones in Florence’s path.
Those evacuated from their homes – schools or forced to end vacation early – never more grateful to be home and safe.
Lindsay Rodriguez breathes a sigh of relief she’s back in Connecticut.
“So grateful – it was crazy down there.”
She was vacationing in Charleston, what is now an evacuation zone as the powerful category 4 hurricane barrels toward the coast.
“You couldn’t sell your soul for a ticket or get a ticket out of there. Airports were tense.There were 20, 30, 40 people on standby for every flight out of there. It was just a madhouse. I’ve never seen anything like it. They were running out of water, out of food”, Rodriguez said.
Jeff Ferman’s Myrtle Beach vacation was also cut days short. Homes and business boarded up as he left town.
“We were going to try to ride it through but they were going to close the state down and we had to evacuate. Water was flying off the shelves, water was gone, batteries were gone.”
Jessica Colon didn’t expect to start her freshman year at Coastal Carolina University being evacuated from her dorm.
“We were expecting to see your parents for parents weekend in October, now we’re barely a month then and already coming home for the hurricane.”
Essentials like gas is drying up. Highways out of town are bumper to bumper. The Southern East Coast is bracing for Florence as the massive storm inches closer to land.
“I hope they obey the rules to leave because it’s a big storm, it’s going to do some damage for sure”, Jeff Ferman says.
If you have family members or friends that are expected to land at Bradley, check the status of the flight ahead of time.