"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. About 40 minutes later, he woke and went to a sun room, where he'd boarded up all the windows except for a small hole. "These were waves crashing down". He decided that if the water reached the house, he'd take the pets to the second floor.
Emergency responders have reported an influx of calls from residents pleading to be rescued from the rapidly rising floodwaters.
The county had been conducting water rescues since Thursday, Parker said.
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But the water never quite made it to his home.
Response teams had already "brought in busloads" of rescued people from areas including Fairfield Harbor, New Bern, Adams Creek and Township 7, she said. At around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the electricity went out. "We've planned for this. We are staying here to keep you up to date".
The city of 29,000 that's near the North Carolina coast is surrounded by two rivers on the east and south.
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Glenn McNeill with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said troopers are on standby statewide to assist where needed. In Carolina Beach, an island community off the coast of Wilmington, 75 percent of residents have already left town.
The town sits about 37 miles northeast of Jacksonville, North Carolina, on the banks of the Neuse River.
"We tell them to remain calm, not to panic, we will rescue them", Roberts said.
The National Hurrican Center (NHC) in its latest 10am BST update said: "On the forecast track, the center of Florence is expected to move inland across extreme southeastern North Carolina and extreme eastern SC today and Saturday. I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth".
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