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North Carolina Sisters with Dover Ties Flee to First State Because of Florence

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 5:20 PM -04:00 Updated:
Reholda Willoughby and Emily Fleming. Reholda Willoughby and Emily Fleming.

DOVER, Del. --- A pair of sisters from North Carolina with ties to the Dover area have fled back to the first state with their families as they evacuated their homes because of Hurricane Florence.

Reholda Willoughby and Emily Fleming both left their homes in the Jacksonville, North Carolina area as Florence neared. Their families joined them in the Dover area, a place they used to live in as late as 2009.

"I didn't think twice," said Willoughby of the decision to leave her mobile home park as Florence approached.

"That was our main thing --- the safety and my family's safety and getting out of harm's way with this storm," Fleming said.

The sisters and eight relatives packed into two cars and drove to Dover, though the pair said they are looking for food and shelter after having spent most of their cash on gas to get to Delaware.

"Everybody got maybe about a bag of clothes," Willoughby said. "We don't have nothing."

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