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September 5, 2004

Crisp County-Some Florida Evacuees are making the most of their Labor day weekend.

A family from Arcadea, Florida where Hurricane Charley hit just a couple weeks ago decided to avoid Hurricane Frances by camping out at Veteran's Memorial State Park in Crisp County.

Their trip provided them with some leisure while also saving them money. Evacuee, Nanette Montgomery explained "I won't be able to work for a couple days so I have to off set it by not spending a lot of money on a hotel and this was a cheap way to do it, just a couple tents.

The Montgomery's continue to monitor the forecast to determine the best time to return home. 

Posted by jennifer.hulsey@WALB.COM at PM.