Kitten named Survivor clings to owner amid flood rescue
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) - 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.
The News & Observer in Raleigh reported that Robert Simmons Jr. was among those seeking refuge Friday afternoon in New Bern, a city near the coast that's bordered by two rivers and has been swamped with water.
The newspaper reports Simmons climbed into a rescue boat with Survivor. Photos and video showed the tiny animal drenched, mewing 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 rescues had been completed, with just over 450 people taken to dry ground.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Residents gather to help high crime rate community
Body of dentist found after deadly False River boating crash: 2 killed,...
Waffle House shooting leaves teen dead, 2 others hurt in Ascension
Raging car fire caught on video at Siegen Lane intersection
Coast Guard rescues 7 people, dog from burning boat in gulf
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"
VIDEO: Former Tigers and Saints receiver Devery Henderson talks with Corey Rholdon...