Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Video Shows Animals Stranded by Hurricane Florence Got Rescued in Style

Video Shows Animals Stranded by Hurricane Florence Got Rescued in Style

"It's truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carolina and to the surrounding areas", Jordan, who is the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association, said last week in a statement posted on the team's website announcing its charity work.

With Wilmington, N.C., still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet.

More than 347,000 customers, mostly in the Carolinas, were without power on Tuesday morning, according to power companies, down from a peak of almost 1 million outages.

President Donald Trump will visit the storm-ravaged Carolinas on Wednesday.

A cat clings to the side of a trailer in the flood waters before it was saved as the Northeast Cape Fear River overflowed its banks in the aftermath Hurricane Florence in Burgaw, N.C., September 17, 2018.

North Carolina is a top U.S. producer of poultry, hogs and tobacco, and agriculture contributes $87 billion to the state's economy, making it its No. 1 industry.


The victims include a 1-year-old boy who was swept away after his mother drove into floodwaters and lost her grip on him while trying to get back to dry land in North Carolina. FIMAN estimated the damage from flooding in the Lumber River in Lumberton is nearly $35 million.

Property damage from the storm is expected to range from $17 billion to $22 billion, the risk management firm Moody's Analytics said.

Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, appeared with Cooper and said his agency would help restore power and open roads.

"Road conditions are still changing", the North Carolina Department of Transportation wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

Major flooding is expected to continue in the state after Florence's passing or even worsen in some areas. Further flooding could push up that figure.

The coastal city took a direct hit when Hurricane Florence came ashore and has been largely cut off since then due to storm surges and flooding from the Cape Fear River.

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