With Hurricane Florence heading toward the eastern coast, officials in North and South Carolina issued mandatory evacuation orders.  All lanes of traffic headed west away from the coast, and residents began traveling to where they could find refuge.   For some, this meant a trip over to I-75 into Campbell County.  Local motels offered refuge for about 75 families over the past three days. Some brought everything they could, and some brought just what they needed, according to area motel operators.

With Hurricane Florence being downgraded to a tropical depression, evacuees are starting to return to their homes. Most have gone, but a few remain here  in Campbell County.

In the meantime, Campbell County started seeing rain from the remnants of what was once Hurricane Florence.  Those rain chances diminish late Monday night into early Tuesday.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/17/2018-6AM)