Chesterfield County preparing for Hurricane Hermine

- Some people who live in Chesterfield County are already planning on heading out of town to avoid the storm.

"I'm filling up with gas and heading west," Reid Kennedy said.

But others aren't too worried.

"If it gets flooded up on my hill, it's going to be really bad. I just don't think we're going to get that much flooding. I don't think we are going to get that much water. I'm not worried,” Doris Allen said.

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Those mixed feelings are being echoed at the Chesterfield County Emergency Management.

"In this part of the county, four to five inches shouldn't give us any problems. We don't have many flooded areas," Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks said.

After a conference call with the state's emergency management, they don't feel they will get a direct hit from Hurricane Hermine but they are still preparing for the worst.

"Right now it's forecasted 35-40 mph winds, our main concern is trees knocking out power lines," Chesterfield County Emergency Management Terrie Curtis.

"We might have some problems then but we will have to wait and see. The storm seems to be wobbling a little bit, so 50 miles one way or the other many a whole lot of difference," Sheriff Brooks said.

Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office still plan on putting all hands on deck starting on Friday to keep the emergency management staffed.

"We got all of our equipment together, our four wheelers, our ATVS, everything ready to go," Sheriff Brooks said. 

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