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Some locals dodge Hurricane Matthew, while others remain stuck in Florida

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hurricane Matthew caused officials to shut down Orlando International Airport Thursday night.  

The last plane to leave Orlando and land in Louisville came in just before 3 p.m. Thursday. 

Bloomington native Brant Butterfield attends Full Sail University just outside of Orlando. When his classes were canceled, he shelled out some cash to come home. 

"Yeah it was $1,000 to get here and back," Butterfield said.  

The Sanders family of Paoli almost saw Mother Nature move in on their trip to Disney World. 

"It was very hectic," Hannah Sanders said. "They were just trying to get everyone out."

They got out before the wrath of Matthew, but another local family didn't have that luck.

The Kelly family of Sellersburg was supposed to fly back to Louisville on Friday. The storm forced them to a Saturday flight. For now, they have to stay inside their hotel room on Disney property. 

"They did reassure us that the hotels were safe, and they have backup generators," Adam Kelly said. 

Management told remaining guests at the "Pop Century" that the resort would be on lock down starting at 10 p.m. Thursday.  

Disney World had to be evacuated Thursday, only the fourth time the theme park has closed since opening in 1971. 

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