President Donald Trump praised FEMA and first responders on Friday for their rescue efforts in areas hit by Hurricane Florence.
“Incredible job being done by FEMA, First Responders, Law Enforcement and all,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Florence hit land overnight as a Category 1 storm.
New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw confirmed in a phone call to NBC that first responders had rescued about 200 residents overnight with 150 more to go.
The public Crowdsource Rescue map shows a cluster of rescue requests along the Neuse River in the New Bern area.
Incredible job being done by FEMA, First Responders, Law Enforcement and all. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2018
Currently ~150 awaiting rescue in New Bern. We have 2 out-of-state FEMA teams here for swift water rescue. More are on the way to help us. WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU. You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU. #FlorenceNC
— City of New Bern (@CityofNewBern) September 14, 2018