Ex-Long Islander: Most people heeding warnings ahead of Florence

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A former Long Islander living in South Carolina told News 12 that most people are heeding the warnings from officials to evacuate before Hurricane Florence makes landfall.

"Around here, right now the news is not for the faint of heart. They've stopped sugarcoating the whole thing,” says Megan Adair, a Myrtle Beach resident.

She said that she spoke to someone who had been in town for every hurricane for the past 22 years who has decided to evacuate.

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Reports say many store shelves across the area are bare and lines at gas stations continue to grow.

Adair says her mother and siblings will decide Wednesday if they will evacuate.

Hurricane Florence is expected to stall over the Carolinas and remain there for days. President Trump says the federal government is sparing no expense and is prepared to help in any way necessary.

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