"When I see its in the direct line of my family members I get a little anxious to say the least," said Tammy Loy.
Loy lives in Huntsville, but is in touch with family and friends hundreds of miles away. She says she knows at least 30 people in the potential path of hurricane Dorian.
"I probably check in on them more than they want, but these things are serious storms," said Loy.
Her friends have sent her video of people standing on the beach near Melbourne, even though that's exactly what they are told not to do.
"I've got friends that say while other folks are evacuating, we're going out and watching the waves," said Loy.
WAAY31 talked with a Tim Rosser, a man who lives in one of the evacuation areas. He described waiting for the storm as "nerve-wracking," but told us he's planning to stick this one out.
"If I lose my roof, you know, then I'll head to a shelter," said Rosser.
Loy says some of her friends are sticking around, too.
"That just makes me so nervous," said Loy.