Hundreds of people are awaiting rescue from their homes as flood waters continue to rise from Hurricane Florence.
“We’re estimating we’ve rescued 150-200,” New Bern Police Lt. David Daniels said early Friday morning, who estimates another 150-200 waiting to be rescued.
Authorities are advising residents who have not evacuated to go to the highest point in their homes, call 9-1-1 for help, keep their cell batteries charged as best they can and wait for help to arrive.
The National Weather Service office in Newport, NC in a tweet called the storm surge “catastrophic.”
A US Geological Service gauge for the Trent River in New Bern, North Carolina was “recording 10.1 feet of inundation” as of 1 a.m.
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Source: Christian Post