'Dangerous Times': Mayor of New Bern, NC Says Residents Being Rescued From Attics, Roofs
Dana Outlaw, the mayor of New Bern, North Carolina, said on Fox News Channel Friday that about 150 residents will need to be rescued after severe flooding from Hurricane Florence.
New Bern appears to be one of the worst-hit areas, with a 10-and-a-half-foot storm surge and authorities reporting hundreds of water rescues Thursday night and Friday morning.
Outlaw said he declared a 24-hour curfew early Friday due to continuing flooding and numerous downed trees and power lines.
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"We are still trying to rescue about 150 residents that did not evacuate, and we are now going in with water rescues to get these folks to a shelter," Outlaw said.
He confirmed that due to rising waters, some people are waiting for rescue in their attics and on their roofs.
Outlaw said the storm surge has damaged 300 commercial buildings and 4,200 homes, and knocked out power to nearly all of the city's 22,000 customers.
"This is dangerous, dangerous times in New Bern."
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