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Myrtle Beach family rides out Florence in Maryland

Posted at 11:47 PM, Sep 14, 2018

A lot of families evacuated ahead of Florence.  WMAR 2 News spoke to one who came to ride out the storm here in Maryland and is making the best of a bad situation.

The Holsinger family actually turned the evacuation into a mini-vacation complete with sightseeing.  With five kids including a 6-month-old in tow, it can be challenging but they were in good spirits

"We were in a mandatory evacuation zone and on Tuesday we left and came up here to seek shelter," said Bryce Holsinger.

The Holsingers came to Maryland to escape the whipping winds and dangerous water levels Florence brought to the Carolinas this week. But Bryce Holsinger decided to pack his family including his 6-month old and turn this headache into quality family time.

"We've enjoyed our time up here!"

They hit The National Aquarium, The Inner Harbor and other Baltimore hot spots, trying to make the best of a bad situation; although worries about their home loom.

"There's concern that when we get back we don't know how it's going to be standing," Holsinger said.

"I was really anxious because I don't want to leave all my stuff behind and all my valuable items that could potentially get ruined," said his daughter, Chloe.

Still, this family said it was happy to be together and enjoy a little break from all the hurricane talk.

The Holsingers don't plan to head back to Myrtle Beach before Tuesday or Wednesday.