Families with ties to Local 6 area safe from Hurricane Matthew
By Justin Jones
Orlando, FL -
Marthalynn Manterfield and her family don't even know if their house in Savannah, GA is still standing. Marthalynn used to live in Paducah and still has family in Kentucky.
Right now her family is staying with a friend about an hour away from the damage in Statesboro, Georgia. They evacuated Friday, and don’t know when they will be allowed back home. Saturday afternoon there was no power and she didn't have enough service to FaceTime but talked to us over the phone.
"I am mildly concerned about our possessions but I’ve got our kids with us and that is really the most important thing everything else can be replaced more or less our lives can't,” Manterfield said.
Friday, about a million people lost power because of the hurricane, and at least four deaths in Florida are being blamed because of it.
The Estes family, from Reidland, KY, finally got a flight back home Saturday after trying to cut their trip in Orlando, FL short.
“Security was pretty good today but I think most of the airlines were on a delay today,” Estes said.
Sha says their flight had an hour delay in Orlando Saturday, but her kids Noah, Chloe, and Payton, as well as her husband Will, were just relieved to be going home.
“Excited and happy the kids said they’re happy,” Estes said.
The Ledbetter family from Metropolis, Illinois rode out the storm out too in Orlando, FL but stayed Saturday to enjoy a day at Disney World.
The park closed Friday, but Courtney Ledbetter says they were reimbursed and had special treatment Saturday.