LUMBERTON — The body of a woman who was swept away in her car by Hurricane Matthew’s floodwaters has been found in Lumberton, according to Stephanie Chavis, director of Emergency Services for Robeson County.
According to news reports, Barbara Feldman and her husband David were driving from Florida to New York pn Saturday when rain from Hurricane Matthew forced them to take a detour on N.C. 211 near Lumberton. David Feldman told ABC11 he was able to get out of the car before it submerged, but his wife was not.
Emergency responders have been looking for Barbara Feldman’s body since. Her body was found Tuesday inside the car, Chavis said.
No other details were immediately available. Chavis said she has been in contact with Feldman’s family.
According to PalmBeachPost.com, the Feldmans lived in Boynton Beach, Fla. Barbara Feldman was 59.
The death of Barbara Feldman is the fourth confirmed death related to Hurricane Matthew in Robeson County. Charles Ivey, 76, of Lumberton died Oct. 10 when he fell into water on West Fifth Street. Terry Strickland of Lumberton died Oct. 11 after his car was swept off of N.C. 211 by storm water. A Fairmont man was found dead in his home last week. The man’s name and address have not been released.
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