First responders in North Carolina are scrambling to rescue residents stranded due to raging flood waters caused by Hurricane Florence. Officials in New Bern, a coastal town in Craven County, North Carolina, said at least 150 people were “awaiting rescue” early Friday morning as the dangerous hurricane moved ashore, packing 90-mph winds. “More are on the way to help us,” New Bern officials tweeted early Friday. “You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU.”
It’s a recurring joke to tell people to evacuate and still rescue them after they decide to stay. Let natural selection take its course.