Hurricane Irene Impacts Vacation For Local Families

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hurricane Irene is hundreds of miles away from Pittsburgh, but is still affecting the vacation plans of people from our area.

Richard and Michele Gaskill of Shaler brought their four kids home early from a vacation in Nags Head, N.C., after the manager of their cottage knocked on the door Wednesday and told them they had to leave.

“It was just awful, but what can you do?” Michele said.

Mandee Williams of Morningside was supposed to be headed to Rehoboth Beach, Del., but got an email Friday morning telling her she couldn’t go because an evacuation order for tourists.

She still hopes to travel down on Monday after the storm passes.

“I am bummed, I’m really disappointed, but it’s only a few days,” she said. “We were supposed to stay for a week and hopefully, if all goes well, we’ll be on our way Monday morning.”

Chris Nice, from New Alexandria, has decided to stay put on his vacation.

He and his family are in Little River, S.C., about two miles from the beach. He says the waves are high and the wind at some points is blowing trees over.

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  • frankpgh

    Really? This is news? Who cares. Next time don’t make vacation plans during hurricane season.

    • Jason

      It might be “dumb” news story, but saying don’t take a vacation during hurricane season is like saying don’t take a vacation during all of winter because of the possibility of a blizzard. MORON.

  • Phyllis Gallagher

    Slow news day ? Run out of horrific storm stories ?

  • JJ

    Really?! There are people having to deal with losing their homes or worse and this moron wastes time writing about someones vacation plans. Really?!

  • ken spaulding

    Hey got a way of not having to cancell a vacation in the move to virginia beach like I did best of two worlds.

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