Authorities Concerned Not Enough People Are Evacuating in Some States

Although many in the Carolinas are taking the hurricane very seriously, others are not leaving.
2:27 | 10/07/16

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We move north of here in Georgia and in the Carolinas tonight where millions of Americans are preparing particularly after seeing images like those. But south Carolina's governor Nikki Haley urging him. Issuing a warning saying people are not evacuating she wants to see more heed these warnings fuel up quickly she said go to the pharmacy we need you to think about this. Look at these images coming in from the Carolina tonight families already in shelters on cots and meteorologist rob Marciano picks up the story from there. Tonight he exit is ahead of hurricane Matthew. More than one million people in the Carolinas and ordered to evacuate across counties as at 6 AM this morning. A 175000. People have evacuated. That's not enough. Here in South Carolina highway lanes read first starting Wednesday all lanes heading away from coastal towns of people get out as quickly as possible. He left Charleston, South Carolina and about 8:30 this morning I'm here Monroe. You have mandatory. Residents like Brooke credits rating hours of traffic to get to safety. He loaded ethanol. I'm very special people and the other companies in the Mac. Officials say the lake every person will last as long as people are still leaving. The National Guard is on standby schools closed in Armey a school buses deployed to get people out there he's. Finds that pack. Many heading inland only to find hotels are booked up. It's almost impossible to get some now I'm sure everything's. While hundreds of others prepare to ride the storm out in emergency shelters. The Snyder family left their home in downtown Charleston yesterday. Taken to a shelter by bus company name everything goes mail flat panel made it means save. The cattle Otto family. Watching and waiting were prepping. We'll be ready and we just need more information we're just not ready yet. And rob Marciano also with us live tonight and rob as a concedes already rating here in Florida the big concern here. Those 125 mile per hour winds they're expecting just in Jacksonville alone but what is the biggest concern in the Carolinas tonight. Well David this is the low countries show a surge is always a huge concern ever gonna have a consistent east when witness piling up that water so not just what are here in the city of Charleston. But asserts that pushes for miles up the river system. Hence all the evacuations David. Rob Marciano part of the team up and down the coast tonight Robert thanks to you.

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