NEW BERN, North Carolina — The City of New Bern tweeted early Friday that 150 people were in need of being rescued as Hurricane Florence made landfall in the coastal town.
“We have 2 out-of-state FEMA teams here for swift water rescue,” the city tweeted. “More are on the way to help us.”
The city assured those who were trapped that help was on the way.
One woman tweeted that her car and house were both under water and that she was stuck in her attack. She said her phone was about to die and urged someone to send help.
Another woman tweeted about needing help for her friend who was stranded on a sailboat.
According to Fox News, a city official said some residents had reported being in chest-high levels of water.
Residents were urged to move to their second story or attics as the storm surge moved in and they awaited rescue teams.
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