are help­ing pets to safety, too.

The Dallas Morning News - - Front Page -

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.

Andrew Carter/The News & Ob­server

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.

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