John and Sandy's RV Adventure Journal

Ocala and Hurricane Evacuation

We are thinking we may have to go to a shelter at some time so we got ready for that. About 4pm there was a mandatory evacuation order for all people in RV’s and mobile homes. It’s looking like Irma may come right up the center and over us. So we decided to close up and take our house and hit the road.

We had no idea yet where. We got on the road at 515pm and I75 was packed with all the people evacuating from all over Florida. We decided to take I10 west instead of North towards Atlanta. Irma is still set to go right up into Georgia. We ended up traveling about 150 miles to a rest area near Live Oak FL along I10. We got there around 9am and got a spot. We headed to bed in our 5ver and had a nice sleep.