Video Shows Dog Being Rescued After Hurricane Florence Flooding

September 18, 2018 Updated: September 18, 2018

A new video shows a dog being rescued by the group PETA after being left stranded by Hurricane Florence flooding in North Carolina.

The footage shows the dog on a porch at a home surrounded by floodwaters in Lumberton on Sept. 17.

According to PETA, there was no way for the dog “to escape the rising Hurricane Florence floodwaters.”

The team said the animal was “terrified and abandoned.”

After rescuing the dog, the team transported him with their boat to a local police station, with plans made for the dog to be taken to a local shelter.

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Houses sit in floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence on the outskirts of Lumberton, N.C., on Sept. 17, 2018. (Jason Miczek/Reuters)
Hurricane Florence floodwaters
People gather on a truck in floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a tropical depression, in Lumberton, North Carolina, U.S., September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Miczek

Flooding in Lumberton

Photos and footage of the Lumberton area show widespread flooding after Florence, with entire neighborhoods submerged. The Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network listed the highest rating, “Major Flooding,” in the city, showing up to five feet of flooding in some areas.

On Sept. 17, The National Weather Service said 22.76 inches of rainfall had fallen in Lumberton. Some areas in the state received over 30 inches.

According to state officials, one death has been confirmed in Robeson County as of Sept. 18.

Other Animal Rescues

The floodwaters have left a number of animals stranded across the Carolinas, and video footage has captured some other animal rescues.

Also on Sept. 17, a group of firefighters from California rescued a rabbit left stranded in a tree.

On Sept. 16, volunteers in Leland rescued dogs that were left locked in an outdoor cage.

On Sept. 15, a reporter with WTVD helped rescue a Rottweiler from floodwaters in New Bern.

And before the flooding started, a nonprofit founder turned her car around to fill it with animals from the Humane Society before she evacuated.

Video Credit: PETA via Storyful


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