Look up! Evacuating fighter jets flying to Ohio as Florence blows toward coast

HAMPTON, Va. — The U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard are moving jets from Virginia's coast to Ohio as Hurricane Florence careens toward the Eastern Seaboard.

Officials from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton said the base's F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talon training jets will begin flying out on Tuesday. They'll be headed for Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in central Ohio.

The base in Virginia sits near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and not far from the Atlantic Ocean.

Several Ohio residents posted video and photos of the jets flying in Tuesday.

**See video above shot by Tara Blackburn in Columbus as the planes made their way to Rickenbacker

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Hinds said in a statement that the base's facilities can withstand hurricane force winds. But he said there's no reason to risk any damage to the base's fleet of advanced F-22 fighter jets.

About 100 personnel will travel to Ohio to support the jets.

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