Virginia families to be locked up with the chickens during storm

Grace Hoss holds her cock in an inclosure made in her house from the neighbors to keep their combined hens, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Chesapeake, Va., as Hurricane Florence moved to the eastern shore. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. Virginia, a woman says that she and some neighbours have decided to be locked up with their chickens and other pets such as Hurricane Florence approaches.

Grace Hoss is the housing of its chickens in the utility room of her neighbor home, Chesapeake. She and others plan to take shelter during the storm, although Hoss says that her family has supplies ready to take with her in case they need to flee.

Hoss’ neighbor John Hembree has also decided to wait. He, along with his husband, Scott Perkins, the owner of the chickens, turtles, dogs, and a cat.

Perkins says that he would have to travel far to find a hotel that would have let him stay with his three dogs.

Chesapeake is about 20 miles (32 km) west of Virginia Beach.

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