The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked a local bus company to provide transportation to people in the path of Hurricane Florence.
Bailey Coach sent buses to the Carolinas to transport people out of evacuated areas.
South Carolina has ordered the mandatory evacuation of residents living along the entire coast beginning at noon Tuesday.
North Carolina issued a mandatory evacuation order for everyone on Hatteras Island.
Florence intensified Monday to a powerful Category 4 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center said the storm’s maximum sustained winds were near 130 mph.
Forecasters expect the storm to reach the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina on Thursday.
In addition to the coaches, Bailey Trailways is also taking donations of items to help victims.
It is only accepting the following items:
Non-perishable food items
Cases of bottled water
Cases of Gatorade
Feminine hygiene products
Shampoo & conditioner
Those supplies will only be accepted until 12 p.m. on Tuesday.