AMBER HERSEL HELPS RESCUE KEIYANA CROMARTIE, 7, AND HER FAMILY FROM THEIR FLOODED HOME IN JAMES CITY, N.C., ON FRIDAY AS HURRICANE FLORENCE HITS LAND.
More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing cinderblock motel at the height of the storm. Hundreds more had to be rescued elsewhere from rising waters. Others could only wait and hope someone would come for them. “WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU,” the city of New Bern tweeted around 2 a.m. “You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU.”