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- Business Insider met two Marine veterans in North Carolina who said they plan to ride out Hurricane Florence.
- Charles Stewart, 75, said he lives in a mobile home, and will go to his car or truck if it gets dangerous.
- Carl Foskey, 66, said he has a well-built home and will ride the storm out with his wife.
- Neither of the Marines said they were nervous.
- Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm early Friday morning.
LELAND, North Carolina — Marine veteran Charles Stewart sat on the bumper of his car in a Waffle House parking lot directly in the path of Hurricane Florence.
Wearing loose-fitting jeans, a turquoise T-shirt and brown Rockwell shoes, he sipped coffee and smoked a Camel cigarette as Hurricane Florence loomed off the North Carolina coast. Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm early Friday morning.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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