Video Shows Animals Stranded by Hurricane Florence Got Rescued in Style

Pat Wise
September 19, 2018

Waterways were expected to keep rising on Tuesday in places like Fayetteville, North Carolina, a city of 200,000 in the southern part of the state, according to the weather service, hampering efforts to restore power, clear roads and return to homes.

Power outages in the Southeast also were down, from a high of more than 910,000 to about 310,000, almost all in North Carolina.

Rescuers freed six dogs that were locked up in an outdoor cage in North Carolina during Hurricane Florence, as the water level was rapidly rising.

Officials were preparing to distribute food, water and tarpaulins in the city of 120,000, as more people were rescued from flooded neighborhoods. He has been criticized for his handling of Hurricane Maria, which devastate Puerto Rico past year, and more recently for disputing the official death toll of 3,000.

Emergency workers reported rescuing and evacuating more than 2,200 people and around 575 animals, he said.

"I know the kind of people who live here and I know North Carolinians want to help", he said.

The rain finally stopped and the sun peeked through on Monday, but North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned that dangerously high water would persist for days.

"It just makes you realize how vulnerable we all are", Cassidy said.

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According to, Jordan is contributing $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund. The Little River in Manchester topped Hurricane Matthew's flood record at 32.19 feet.

"I think the next 48 hours are going to be incredibly critical", he said. "Now we're having river flooding, many of our rivers are approaching risky flood levels and the flooding is only going to increase in those areas".

"We still are encouraging or asking folks not to come home", said Woody White, chairman of the New Hanover County commissioners.

At least 23 people have been killed as a result of the storm, which made landfall on Friday as a Category-1 hurricane.

Deadly Storm Florence moved across western North Carolina early this morning, dumping more rain on swollen rivers, flooded highways and homes, and threatening more lives as it heads toward Virginia and New England.

The rains have also swamped coal ash dumps and open-air hog manure pits, adding to the storm's devastation.

Mayor Bill Saffo said two routes were now open into Wilmington, which had been completely cut off by floodwaters, but those roads could close again as water swells the Cape Fear River on the city's west side.

More than 488,000 households in North Carolina and 20,000 in SC are without power, according to state officials.

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