New Bern, North Carolina residents are trapped as the heavy downpour of rain has caused devastating flooding conditions. Some reports are of residents trapped on rooftops due to the high waters in their homes. The city of New Bern sent out a tweet stating that help was on the way. The entire county was placed under mandatory evacuation, some residents who failed to evacuate are now awaiting rescue by first respondents. See the tweet below!
Currently ~150 awaiting rescue in New Bern. We have 2 out-of-state FEMA teams here for swift water rescue. More are on the way to help us. WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU. You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU. #FlorenceNC— City of New Bern (@CityofNewBern) September 14, 2018