Travelers rearrange plans as Florence heads toward the Carolinas

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Some of the millions of people evacuating the mid-Atlantic from Hurricane Florence are seeking safety in the Hudson Valley.

Margaret Simpson, of Myrtle Beach, made last-minute flight arrangements to get to the Hudson Valley by way of Charlotte. With most flights delayed or canceled, her trip was anything but easy.

"I've been in the airport for two days," she says. "Yesterday at night into Charlotte and finally got out to get here."

At University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, sophomore Katy Day says she and her friends had no choice but to lock up their apartments and leave.

"At first we were more excited because class is canceled. Who isn't excited about that? And then it hit us, that there could be bad damages to our school, which is in the inland," she says.

The storm also caused problems for people departing from the Westchester County Airport who have to head through the Southeast to get to their final destinations.

Kenny Hinze was trying to get to Texas. He said he had a delay in Westchester, but he was flying into Charlotte, North Carolina, and hoping to catch his connecting flight.

"Once I'm at the airport and get on the flight or somebody's got to help me get to the next place, then that's all I'm worried about," he says.

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