Local medical student stuck in Caribbean as Hurricane Irma inches closer

Shanda League is studying to become a doctor in Antigua, one of the islands expected to get hit by Hurricane Irma. (Photo courtesy of  Shanda League)

Flint, Mich. -- Vickie Ziglar says all she can do is pray for her daughter Shanda League as she waits for the storm to blow over.

League is studying to be a doctor at the American University of Antigua. The island is in a direct path of category five, Hurricane Irma.

Many of her classmates were able to evacuate, but most of Caribbean airlines canceled flights before she could head out.

League says her school and local officials have provided them with potential shelter and gave them safety and survival supplies.

"Last semester my daughter was with me here. I am so happy she's home in Flint with her grandmother," said League.

Ziglar says she feels helpless and at this point, prayer is the only answer. The worst of the storm is expected to hit Antigua on Wednesday with wind gusts upwards of 125 MPH.

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