By Terry Kovarik
Dave Bissonette is taking no chances of riding out Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. Dave is originally from Phlox, Wisconsin, near Antigo. He and his wife Kathleen are now staying with family in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Bisonette’s retired to New Bern, North Carolina two years ago. This is the first hurricane they’ve had to face and Dave says it became clear that waiting out the storm was not an option.
Dave Bissonette says when he left North Carolina gasoline stations and food stores were still being resupplied as people began stocking up. There were some people in his community that indicated they were going to stay behind and couldn’t be talked out of it.