PORTLAND, Tenn. - As recovery continues from the monster Hurricane Michael, hundreds are still seeking refuge in Tennessee, unsure of what's left of their homes and jobs back in Florida.
Floridians Bill Logue and Angie Burger said they learned lessons in the basement of their Florida home as Hurricane Michael came pounding overhead.
They're now staying at Angie's mom's house in Portland, remembering how they wished they had heeded the evacuation order in the days before Michael hit Panama City, thinking about what they say they narrowly avoided.
"Death -- yeah, truly, if a tornado had come through and hit the house, we wouldn't be here talking to you," said Logue. "Bad mistake -- I made a mistake and decided not to evacuate."
Angie's nursing school and associated hospital were heavily damaged in the hurricane -- she was just five weeks away from graduating.