MYRTLE BEACH, SC. (WREX) – A Freeport native who moved to Myrtle Beach is on his way out of town, trying to avoid Hurrican Florence’s wrath.
“I was gonna ride it out. I boarded up the house, I was actually at a hurricane party last night. Then this morning, woke up and saw the drastic change that this thing is taking,” said Terry Egan.
Egan and a friend decided to leave Myrtle Beach on Wednesday after finding out Myrtle Beach would get hit harder than initially thought. What awaited them was a highway jam packed with cars.
He’s heading to Tampa where the rest of his family is, but leaving this close to Florence’s arrival means a race against the clock.
“The biggest worry was running out of gas, siting on a highway somewhere with no movement on the highway you know? And then the storm catching up to us,” said Egan.
Egan says he loaded his truck up with supplies, including 15 gallons of gasoline, and expects to make it to Tampa safely.