N. Carolina city has 150 people awaiting rescue

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina city situated two rivers says it has around 150 people waiting to be rescued from rising flood waters from Hurricane Florence.

WXII-TV reports the city of New Bern tweeted early Friday that two out-of-state FEMA teams were working on swift-water rescues and more teams were on their way. City spokeswoman Colleen Roberts tells WRAL-TV that 200 people have already been rescued.

The National Hurricane Center says the Neuse River near the city is recording more than 10 feet (3.05 meters) of inundation. Roberts says the storm surge continues to increase as Florence passes over the area.

The city warns that people "may need to move up to the second story" but tells them to stay put as "we are coming to get you."

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