. residents are fleeing the comfort of home for the safety of shelters or hotels. ron mott is up the coastline in daytona beach with more on the mad dash to get out of harm's way. >> reporter: moving out, heading in. for denise and thous neighbors, finding shelter from the storm was priority one today. >> i've never been through a hurricane. so this is all new. >> reporter: schools like this one, turned into safe havens for more than a million displaced floridians. >> i've had ten million calls from my son, so i'm really trying to get settled somewhere, so he knows that i'm safe. >> reporter: the mass exodus, perhaps the biggest evacuation in the state's history. city buses scrapped normal routes to transport people from the danger zones. long gas lines for those rolling out on their own.
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