NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- Nursing home residents are part of the exodus from the ocean and North Carolina's sounds amid the warning about approaching Hurricane Irene.
Nurses and other employees helped residents of Britthaven Of Outer Banks onto vans Friday morning. Some of the nearly 50 residents in Nags Head are elderly and others were rehabilitating from health conditions.
Van driver Joe White says the effort is to get everybody out of harm's way.
An evacuation order by county officials led managers of the Sentara Nursing Center in Barco to move all 90 residents from the facility within sight of the Currituck Sound that separates it from the barrier island.
The residents are moving to other Sentara nursing homes in Virginia's Hampton Roads area away from the brunt of the storm.