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Terry weathers the US storm that has claimed 30+ lives

A CRUMLIN man who lives in North Carolina made sure he was well prepared for Hurricane Florence to hit over the weekend.

Terry Tennyson, who lives in Greensboro with his wife and two daughters (pictured right), has been living in the United States for almost 20 years.

The 38-year-old said he had the fridge well stocked in case he and his family were unable to leave their home.

"The coast of North Carolina was hit a lot harder than we were here,” he told the Antrim Guardian.

"It was like there was going to be an apocolypse when I went to the supermarket.

"You couldn't buy bread or milk anywhere so I had to make sure and get stocked up just in case the worst came to the worst."

Terry said there was a lot of wind and rain but nothing destructive.

He added: "I have probably experienced worse weather in Ireland, if I am honest.

"I had family and friends from home messaging me to make sure I was safe because the news reports were pretty bad but thankfully we escaped the brunt of Hurricane Forence."

Terry who is married to Audra and has two daughters Natalie and Lila said after two decades, he was well used to the extreme weather conditions in the US.

"I have been here almost 20 years now so I am definitely used to the warm summers and cold winters.

"When it rains over here people are in awe but I was used to it coming from Ireland."

As of Sunday afternoon Florence was moving north/north-west across western portions of North Carolina and southern Virginia, with maximum sustained winds of 35mph.

A turn toward the north and north-east was forecast on Monday.

The storm is reported to have claimed more than 30 lives amid extreme flooding and damage to infrastructure and cities across North Carolina.

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