Wilmington, North Carolina Resident Alice Melott: “I see…a lot of downed trees, a lot of uprooted trees”

Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Alice Melott lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, and is a real estate broker whose company was wiped out by Hurricane Ike in Texas. She describes her last 24 hours as a prepared resident in the path of Hurricane Florence, while staying with her friends further inland.