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Riding out 'monster' Florence at home, hardy holdouts feel lucky so far


CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (Reuters) - As Hurricane Florence bent trees and began to peel away part of his neighbour's roof late on Thursday night, E.J. Griffin wondered if he had made a mistake by staying at his house in Carolina Beach in defiance of a mandatory evacuation order.

"There were a couple of points when I was kind of questioning my decisions in life," he said on Friday after a harrowing night of whipping winds and soaking rain as Florence bullied across the North Carolina coast. "But we made the decision, and now we just got to ride it out."

   

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