WTMJ news team member gets one of last flights out of NYC
Storm Team 4 interactive radar of Hurricane Sandy, as of 4:50 a.m. Monday. | Photo: TODAY'S TMJ4
MILWAUKEE - One of WTMJ's own barely got out of New York City before the storm.
"Last plane that left LaGuardia," said WTMJ's Johnathan Woodward, who made that plane. He works for both our radio and TV news teams.
He was in New York, but he knew Sandy was coming and thought ahead to make alternate plans.
"I actually bought a one-way ticket to Ft. Lauderdale. I booked it on Saturday, because I knew that if I had any shot of getting home at the time I needed to, I needed to get to someplace that wasn't underneath a hurricane," Johnathan told Wisconsin's Morning News.
He explained that he left a nearly empty LaGuardia Airport Sunday night.
"When we took off, it was kind of an odd sight to see, but we were happy to see it because it meant we were leaving."
His destination: Ft. Lauderdale.
"To think you'd fly to Florida to escape a hurricane," he quipped.
Woodward was expected to arrive in Milwaukee later on Monday.