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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A woman originally from Pittsburgh will be riding out Hurricane Florence in Charleston, South Carolina, in order to keep her community informed.
Lisa Weismann is a news anchor at Live 5 News, a CBS station at the heart of Hurricane Florence’s path. Weismann is an anchor at WCSC which is located in a suburb of Charleston. The station there began their wall-to-wall coverage of the storm starting Thursday evening and Weismann is confident about their safety, even after the mandatory evacuation has been issued.
“A lot of people are scared and lots of them are evacuating, too,” said Weismann. “We have already undergone two storms, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Matthew, and we were able to get out on the other side of both of those storms and we’re sure it will be the same for this.
Residents of the Carolinas arriving in Pittsburgh felt a little less confident than Weismann.
Leslie Uptegraff is fleeing Florence and made it safely to Pittsburgh.
“We were in Georgia and the hotel we were in had a lot of people that were there for the storm and so we booked a flight for a day earlier than we were supposed to leave to get out of the way,” said Uptegraff.
Matthew Stewart was also trying to get out of the path of Hurricane Florence and landed at Pittsburgh International Airport.
“It looked like a lot of flooding was going to occur,” said Stewart. “They were predicting 100 miles per hour winds, so we thought it would be best to leave a day early to come back to Pittsburgh.