A North Carolina woman hanging out on the beach with her children hours before Hurricane Florence was set to make landfall told MSNBC that she is not complying with the mandatory evacuation order because there is “strength in numbers.”
The woman, who lives in Carolina Beach, North Carolina with her three kids, told MSNBC’s Kerry Sanders that the family was not planning to evacuate and were instead going to “just try to stay safe during the hurricane.”
“I think we are going to do everything normally,” she said.
“Why the decision to stay and not fall back further inland?” Sanders asked.
“From my experience, getting back into town after the storms is very difficult,” she replied. “Knowing that our family and friends and our home are all here, we didn’t want to leave them unprotected for a prolonged amount of time. We are going to try to stay put.”
“We have several neighbors saying put,” she added. “We feel there is strength in numbers. We checked in with one another. We are going band together and make it through.”
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