Hurricane Irma is forcing many former Iowans to evacuate.

Megan Gilliland just moved to Fort Meyers, Florida from Des Moines. Heather Clair lived in Des Moines her whole life — until she moved to Tampa last year. Both are potentially in the storm’s direct path.

CBS affiliate KCCI talked to them about their preparations to wait it out — or pack it up and evacuate.

“You go to bed, and you’re like, ‘Oh, my gosh, it’s really coming!'” 

See more in the video above.