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Former KQ2 reporter among those covering Florence

Many reporters will be covering the storm zone as Hurricane Florence approaches, one of them, a familiar face.

Posted: Sep. 12, 2018 6:51 PM
Updated: Sep. 13, 2018 9:08 AM

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC)— Millions of people are getting out of the path of Hurricane Florence, but as the storm makes its way to the Carolina coastline, a familiar face is staying behind.

"Well honestly for me, this is my first hurricane so I don’t really know what to expect." Former KQ2 reporter Brooke Anderson said.   

Anderson now works for Myrtle Beach CBS affiliate, WBTW-TV, and she’ll be preparing for round-the-clock storm coverage.

"Yeah, so, I’ve been stocking up on water and just like non-perishable food and stuff like that," Anderson said. 

The storm is expected to make landfall sometime late Thursday or early Friday and is expected to stall, making flooding a huge concern.

"This area is so prone to flooding already, it rains here and there are just some roads that you can't go down," Anderson said.

Once the storm finally leaves, Anderson said that's when the real challenges will begin.  

"We’ll be without power, we’ll be without being able to go anywhere for up to two weeks they’re saying," Anderson said.

Despite the ominous forecast, Anderson said she’s not the only one sticking around.

"We talked to a lot of people who are boarding up their homes and who pretty much just plan to stay here and wait it out," Anderson said. "They put out the evacuation orders yesterday so everybody’s just been getting out of here as fast as possible which is good they need to get out."

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