About 150 people were trapped by floodwaters in New Bern, N.C., Friday morning rain and storm surge from Hurricane Florence created increasingly dangerous conditions.

The City of New Bern tweeted out at 2:27 a.m. Friday that FEMA teams were on their way, and that the trapped residents needed to seek higher ground.

"Currently ~150 awaiting rescue in New Bern. We have 2 out-of-state FEMA teams here for swift water rescue. More are on the way to help us. WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU. You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU," the city tweeted.

New Bern is located along the Neuse River, about an hour and 45 minutes north of Wilmington, N.C.

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