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It was late July early August. My mom and dad were planning are summer vacation. My mom decided to ask my aunt if our cousin could go with us, and she said yes. We started packing on Wednesday that way we wouldn't have to rush. That night we loaded our car up with our luggage. We left in the morning at about 5:00 a.m. We arrived in Daytona Beach Florida at about lunchtime.

That night we went to the boardwalk to play some games. We got back the Motel room around 12:30 a.m. we went upstairs to our room and changed our clothes that way we could go swimming. That night we all went to bed early because we have been up for a long time. My mom and dad went to bed before I did so I watched a couple of movies about tornados and hurricanes.

A couple of days went by and we have been watching the news about this hurricane that was heading our way and we didn't think anything about it.

The weatherman said it wouldn't hit us until the next day. My cousin and I were down in the game room playing pool when my sisters came to see if we were still down there. My dad comes down there and tells us that the hurricane is coming closer to the main land, so we ran upstairs and started watching the news.

That night my sisters and me went to sleep, and my mom woke us up and told us to get ready in case we had to leave. I jumped out of my bed and looked out the window to see how bad it was. The wind was howling real loud and the trees were blowing over sideways. My dad called me...