Hundreds in New Bern Awaiting Rescue From ‘Catastrophic Storm Surge’ From Hurricane Florence

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