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Local woman stays in North Carolina despite arrival of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence, the powerful category 2 storm, continues to churn towards the North Carolina and South Carolina border and a local woman is stuck in the storm's path.

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 6:59 PM

Hurricane Florence, the powerful category 2 storm, continues to churn towards the North Carolina and South Carolina border and a local woman is stuck in the storm's path.

Most people are trying to leave North Carolina as Hurricane Florence starts to move in, but Heather Foster, of Litchfield, went visit her daughter, Jazzmyne Constable, who lives in Wilmington.

Constable is 20-weeks-pregnant and is unable to evacuate because of her job at a nursing home.

"Being in the medical field, they have where you can stay there, but being 20 weeks pregnant it just makes it hard for me to sleep on the floor," Constable said. "They have a team where one will being there during the storm and they had me put on the team to come on after. So being medical field we don't really have a choice, I mean we have a choice, but we knew it we signed up for getting into it."

Constable said she's prepared for the worst.

"We have lots of water, we've got lots of food, lots of canned food, non-perishable food," she said. "We have made sure the dogs are taken care of, we got a waterproof box for all of our stuff just in case we have to get out of here, we filled up a tub's just in case."

She said she expects to be without power for up to two weeks.

Foster said she doesn't want to leave, when her daughter needs her the most.

"I'm not leaving my child," Foster said. "There is no way I'm leaving my child in the middle of a hurricane, there's no way, if she's going I'm going."

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