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Floridians in Milwaukee concerned about family ahead of Dorian

Posted at 9:11 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 22:11:05-04

MILWAUKEE — At Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, those traveling on Southwest to Milwaukee from Florida were relieved to escape Hurricane Dorian's path.

Beth Patterson has two businesses in Florida. She is concerned about flooding, but more important, the safety of her employees.

"The last hurricane we had employees impacted as well, so we are obviously always concerned," said Beth.

This morning, her Miami clinic was in the process of preparing for the hurricane's arrival.

"We are doing all the preparations, preparing to potentially close on Tuesday and Wednesday," said Beth.

Rebecca Ellis is from central Florida. She is in town for a wedding with her 6-month-old daughter. She is happy the baby is away from the hurricane's path but is thinking about her husband and two boys back home.

"We will be texting and messaging back and forth, so we will know how everything is going," said Rebecca.

Rebecca said her family stocked up on water and the essentials.

"My biggest concern is flooding," said Rebecca.

"We are doing all the preparations, preparing to potentially close on Tuesday and Wednesday." — Beth Patterson, who owns two businesses in Florida

However, Art Freemon of Tampa is not concerned about the hurricane. He just hopes to get a flight out of Milwaukee on Monday.

"Not worried. What will be will be," said Art.

Southwest has issued a travel advisory for those traveling to Florida. For that information, click here.