At least 150 North Carolina residents stranded, as Hurricane Florence nears

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He confirmed that due to rising waters, some people are waiting for rescue in their attics and on their roofs.

"This is unsafe, risky times in New Bern". "These were waves crashing down". The water never made it to his home. When Hurricane Florence started battering eastern North Carolina with record rainfall, the Neuse and Trent rivers began to swell - and combined with high tide, made for unsafe flooding and dramatic rescues.

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More than 3,000 inmates at North Carolina prisons and juvenile detention centers were moved out of the storm's path. Florence also blew down trees, including one that went through the roof of Kevin DiLoreto's home in Wilmington.


Emergency responders have reported an influx of calls from residents pleading to be rescued from the rapidly rising floodwaters. At around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the electricity went out.

"We tell them to remain calm, not to panic, we will rescue them", Roberts said.

New Bern, the city where Pepsi was invented in a drugstore, was still experiencing winds in the 70 miles per hour range Friday afternoon. "We were able to evacuate quite a few; some did not go", he said.

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Mr Cox was reportedly one of the last members of the newsroom to stay behind to keep residents "up to date" on Hurricane Florence. "If you've ever doubted the destructiveness of a hurricane, what's happening here will make you a believer".

WCTI NewsChannel 12 posted the message to Facebook Thursday night.

"The tide came up really strong - five to eight feet, they're saying - and a lot of the people did not get out ... got stuck in conditions on the roads", Todd Terrell, the founder of the Cajun Navy, told ABC News. A Doppler radar picture in the background that kept rolling amid the silence showed Florence swirling toward the coast.

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Just after midnight, the station tweeted that everyone had safely evacuated.

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