Charles and Carolyn Jernigan have absolutely no fear when it comes to the safety of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee.  Charles came to Pahokee, Florida to work on the dike when he met Carolyn in 1955 and married her.  They've been in Pahokee and the same house ever since.  While they stayed through Hurricane Wilma, the two plan on evacuating to a safe location, at their own pace, in case another hurricane hits the region.  'The dike has been my back-door neighbor for 50 years,' says Carolyn.

Photo by MICHEL FORTIER, Daily News

Charles and Carolyn Jernigan have absolutely no fear when it comes to the safety of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. Charles came to Pahokee, Florida to work on the dike when he met Carolyn in 1955 and married her. They've been in Pahokee and the same house ever since. While they stayed through Hurricane Wilma, the two plan on evacuating to a safe location, at their own pace, in case another hurricane hits the region. "The dike has been my back-door neighbor for 50 years," says Carolyn.

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