Trailer park residents are moving out ahead of Hurricane Sandy

Tropical Storm Lee (2011)York (York, Pennsylvania)

People in one York County neighborhood say they're just not dealing with Hurricane Sandy, instead they're moving to higher ground for good. U-Haul and other moving trucks lined Pine Road in Dover Township Sunday afternoon. Several residents packed up their mobile homes, ready to permanently relocate. They're neighborhood, located next to the Little Conewago Creek, floods often.

"We went through this a month ago, it was clear up above my knees, so I'm not waiting around this time," says Terry Davore, who will be staying with friends and family. She continues, "I just don't want to be here two days from now wondering what am I gonna do, where am I gonna go, who am I gonna get to help? I want to know that I'm situated somewhere so I can get back to work and do what I've got to do."

Her neighbor Matthew Howarth & his wife are also moving out.

"High winds, heavy rain it's gonna flood, this creek can't hold the water so it's gonna be a major problem," he says.

Although he's heading for safety, he worries about his friends that are choosing to stay behind.

"I feel sorry for them because they may lose everything, some people have rebuilt from the last storm and my heart goes out to them because I know it's really hard for them," he says.

Last year, when Tropical Storm Lee hit, township officials came through with a people in the neighborhood loud speaker, telling everyone to evacuate. This time around, everyone has received an evacuation notice telling them to leave. Those who stay are doing so at their own risk.

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