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150 people waiting to be rescued in North Carolina as Hurricane Florence approaches coasts

Posted: 5:37 AM, Sep 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-14 09:52:07Z

The City of New Bern recently tweeted that around 150 North Carolina residents are currently awaiting rescue.

The city says they have two out-of-state FEMA teams available for swift water rescue and that more are on the way.

They recommend moving up to up to your second story or attic, but Emergency Medical Services told Fox 4 that moving to an attic with no windows is not the safest option.

Climbing to the top of your roof and awaiting rescue is the better option.

In addition to the more than 100 New Bern residents currently awaiting rescue, according to Duke Energy, more than 250,000 North Carolinians are currently without power. 

A map of the areas affected can be seen here .

Many people in the Carolinas are taking advantage of  CrowdSource Rescue

This site, which was formed following Hurricane Maria, uses tracking services to map out where people are who need to be rescued.

People can tweet at CrowdSource Rescue saying they need help and their location will then be mapped.

This can help neighbors help one another and emergency services know where people are who need help.

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2018 STORM NAMES

Alberto Leslie
Beryl Michael
Chris Nadine
Debby Oscar
Ernesto Patty
Florence Rafael
Gordon Sara
Helene Tony
Isaac Valerie
Joyce William
Kirk


HURRICANE TERMS TO KNOW

Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.