Residents Rescued from Homes and Vehicles Overnight

Posted September 16, 2018 at 7:21 am     Category: Emergency News

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Numerous residents were rescued from flooded vehicles and homes in New Hanover County overnight. In the midst of heavy rainfall, first responder rescue teams from New Hanover County, City of Wilmington and a FEMA task force transported those rescued to shelters in the area.

“As was predicted, severe flooding is occurring in our area and more residents are becoming displaced,” said Steven Still, New Hanover County Emergency Management Director. “We urge people to stay off of the roads to allow our first responders to get to those who have an emergency and allow teams to continue to clear debris.”

Many local roads remain closed because of severe flooding, downed power lines and trees.

New Hanover County Emergency Management continues to operate the Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center. Residents can call the public information hotline at (910) 798-6800 with questions and for information related to Hurricane Florence. Residents should call 911 for emergencies.

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