Traffic on the evacuation routes was so bad, he got stuck, he said.
He told NBC26 he also couldn't find a hotel room for several states, so he decided to stay put.
He said the rain is going sideways and the wind is howling.
"As bad as it is down here, we're one of the fortunate ones. We still have power and the friends that we're staying with from Wisconsin, they have their house down here. He has a 220 generator that is hooked into his house, so if we do lose power, we can start the generator up, and we'll still have power," said Kuchenbecker.