NOW: First Responders Conducting Hundreds of Water Rescues In New Bern, NC; Entire Area Without Power pic.twitter.com/v8U4wmhBLZ— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 14, 2018
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.
VIDEO from New Bern. @CityofNewBern says they have 2 FEMA teams working swift water rescues. 150 people awaiting rescue, some on their roofs or trapped inside their vehicles.— WLOS (@WLOS_13) September 14, 2018
The latest on the storm: https://t.co/cIHni0EJFb
(Video credit: Brandon Clement / LSM) pic.twitter.com/9sYorgiJ91