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Floridians moving slowly out of danger zones

August 13, 2004

Tifton -- Even with orders to evacuate, some people in Charley's path aren't heeding warnings to get out.

Many others did leave and ended up in south Georgia.

Some Floridains staying in Tifton say many of the neighbors they left behind aren't taking the weather reports seriously and may wait until the last minutes to leave.

"Most of them that I know were hoping it would go away. Others were taking it seriously and already packing up while others were waiting until they did the mandatory evacuations," says Shelly Molloy.

Officials at Florida's Emergency Operations Center say about 1.9 million people from the Florida Keys north through the west coast have been advised to evacuate, although many will stay in their homes.

posted at 7:04PM by scott.hunter@walb.com