Hurricane Florence rescue efforts are already underway in North Carolina. Officials in the coastal city of New Bern say over 100 people are waiting to be rescued from surging floodwaters.
A tweet from city officials urged flood victims to move up to the second floor or to the attic, and assured, "we are coming to get you."
A county spokeswoman says multiple residents have been rescued, and emergency crews are doing their best to reach areas that are just too dangerous because of extreme flooding, storm surges and high winds up to 50-miles-per-hour.
The National Hurricane Center is reporting over ten-feet of floodwater in New Bern.