Triad Families Postpone Trip To Beach, Others Brave Roads

Mixed Feelings About Hitting The Road

HAW RIVER, NC- While the effects of tropical storm Hermine were slim in the Triad Friday night, people had mixed feelings about braving the roads to the coast.

The Laughlins camp out at Myrtle Beach once a year.

"It's a family thing," Tammy Laughlin of Gibsonville said. "We all get to connect.” 

But with rain along the interstate from the Triad to the coast, the Laughlins were forced to put their Labor Day Weekend trip on the back burner.

"The weather's too much of an issue,” Laughlin said. “And we don't want to get caught in the weather.”

They're hitting the roads Saturday morning instead.

"Safety is always a big factor when it comes to your family,” Laughlin said.

But Augie Baltazar and his girlfriend got a head start.

"I was off work today,” Baltaza said. "Figured we'd head down and hope for the best."

The two are meeting family at the beach in Wilmington.

"Maybe a little bit slower, but I don't see it being a big problem,” Baltazar said.

The Department of Transportation had crews on standby Friday night in the case of flash flooding, downed trees and downed power lines.

Copyright 2016 WFMY


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