Hundreds rescued in North Carolina city as waters continue to rise

Bessie Dean
September 15, 2018

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According to CNN meteorologists, as of early Friday morning, New Bern had already seen more than 10 feet of storm surge and more than 7 inches of rainfall. New Bern is about 32 miles north of Morehead City, North Carolina, and 101 miles southeast of Raleigh.

Members of the Louisiana Cajun Navy were assisting with rescue operations but later moved to Wilmington after emergency responders said conditions were under control. He drifted off to sleep. At around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the electricity went out. He shone a flashlight through the glass. "These were waves crashing down".

"We tell them to remain calm, not to panic, we will rescue them", Roberts said.

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The county had been conducting water rescues since Thursday, Parker said. The water never made it to his home.

The National Hurrican Center (NHC) in its latest 10am BST update said: "On the forecast track, the center of Florence is expected to move inland across extreme southeastern North Carolina and extreme eastern SC today and Saturday".

"This storm has been hovering over us for a while, and we expect it to continue to hover over us", she said.

Residents reached out for help through the night by phone and on social media. "I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth".

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