Red Cross volunteer in North Carolina as Dorian looms

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Jerry Conyers was one of thousands of people sheltering in place in North Carolina on Thursday.

“Right now, we’re in lock down which means nobody involved in the Red Cross, no matter where they’re at… you can’t leave,” he said.

The Kansas Red Cross volunteer has been in North Carolina since Monday and has seen a lot of weather extremes already.

“Tornadoes got pretty close to where we were, sirens were going off most of the day,” he said. “There was numerous tornadoes.”

Some of those tornadoes were captured on video from across the region. That, along with fierce winds, led North Carolina’s governor to issue a warning.

“Get to safety and stay there,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “Don’t let your guard down.”

As the storm starts to head to Virginia Beach, new reports from the Bahamas revealed that nearly 30 people are now confirmed dead.

Conyers said his biggest fear was flooding for the area where he is in North Carolina.

“When you get the surge from the ocean, it’ll come up the rivers and things flood here,” he said. “There’s already some flooding.”

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