ST MARYS, Ga. -- Strong winds, rough rain and a soaking surf is enough to send many running, but not John Bert Miller Sr. "Tropical storms, high tide, yard covered in marsh, trees down," he said.
His home sits on one the most southern point of Georgia. And Tropical Storms are nothing new for him or his son John Miller Jr. "I've been through this numerous times. This is moderate, but we still got to keep an eye on it," he said.
"It's a wonderful place to grow up, a beautiful place. We seen many, many storms come," said his son.
The family tradition continued on Memorial Day. This was the first named storm for John Miller III. "It's kind of scary Just a lot of rain, and water. High tide is coming up, and it feels like it's going to flood," he said.
"We are really fortunate that the trees fell away from the house," said his father.
The Millers were one of the lucky ones. About a dozen trees fell on homes in Camden County and more than 6,000 were without power most of the night.
"Needless to say dispatch has been busy all night. We've got extra people making sure that the roads stay clear," said William Terrell with the Camden County Sheriff Department.
Tropical Storm Beryl's whipping winds even sent a few sail boats away from the docks in the St Marys River. "You never know what is going to wash up in your yard," said Miller Sr.
And though this is just another named storm for three generations who all share the same name, the trio never take mother nature for granted.
The only named-storm the Miller's have ever evacuated for was Hurricane Dora in 1964.