are helping pets to safety, too.
NEW BERN, N.C. — People aren’t the only ones being pulled from floodwaters in parts of eastern North Carolina inundated by Florence.
Rescuers are helping pets to safety, too, including one aptly named kitten: Survivor.
Robert Simmons Jr. was among those seeking refuge Friday afternoon in New Bern, a city near the coast that is bordered by two rivers and has been swamped with water, The News & Observer newspaper in Raleigh reported.
The newspaper reported that Simmons climbed into a rescue boat with Survivor. Photos and video showed the tiny animal drenched, meowing and clinging to Simmons.
Rescuers have been working to get stranded people to safety since the water started rising late Thursday. The city said Saturday that all people awaiting rescue had been recovered.
At least 455 people were taken to dry ground.
Robert Simmons Jr. and his kitten “Survivor” were rescued Friday from New Bern, N.C., as Hurricane Florence caused floodwaters to rise in the area.