North Carolina Residents Flee To Pittsburgh To Wait Out Florence

WQED’s Rick Sebak’s sister, Nisey comes all the way to Pittsburgh to escape Florence

Robert Mangino
September 13, 2018 - 6:33 pm
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – With Hurricane Florence making its way through North and South Carolina, many residents are fleeing far and wide for their safety.

One North Carolina resident, Nisey Sebak, traveled all the way to Pittsburgh.

She will be waiting out the storm here with her brother who just happens to be WQED Producer Rick Sebak.

Nisey Sebak told the KDKA Radio Afternoon News, “We decided to leave on Sunday.”

“We were actually in Wheeling, WV and had to drive back to North Carolina to get our dogs, pack up as much as we could, lock down our house the best we could, and then headed back to Pittsburgh to stay with my brother.”

The large Category 2 storm is expected to stall over the Carolina’s dumping as much as 30 inches of rain and has prompted the mandatory evacuation of over one million people.

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