The coastal town of New Bern has been hit especially hard by the fury of Hurricane Florence, leaving many citizens stranded atop their houses and waiting for rescue.
Via telephone, New Bern resident George Zaytoun told GMA that he stayed home to help others once the storm had passed, but he now regrets that decision.
Craven County spokeswoman Amber Parker agreed when she spoke to ABC News on Friday morning: “I would say certain areas of New Bern are very desperate,” she said.
First deaths reported from Hurricane Florence after Wilmington home collapses.
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