BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) – Western New York families vacationing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are telling News 4 they are bracing for Hurricane Arthur.
The Tredo family from Kenmore is ready to move out if necessary. They are taking part in a family reunion in Corolla, which is expected to get hit as Arthur bears down.
The mass exodus from the Outer Banks began with a mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island. Evacuation is voluntary in towns like Corolla.
Rough seas with dangerous rip currents and high winds could wreak havoc on parts North Carolina. Hurricane Arthur is packing winds that could potentially reach close to a hundred miles per hour.
Michelle Tredo tells News 4, “Our cars are already packed up in case we have to go. Now it’s getting cold out here so we’re kind of like, should we leave, should we stay, what should we do?”
The family is opting to ride out the storm rather than get stuck in a mass traffic jam.
The Faust family of Lake View is also staying put on the Outer Banks. Bill Faust says he noticed that the water at the beach suddenly became cool, about 20 degrees cooler.
He said, “We got some essentials and we’re going to bunker down tonight. I don’t know if it’s the best decision to stay, but it should be pretty interesting.”