Hundreds of Onslow County residents still in need of rescue

David Cotton, county manager of Onslow County, North Carolina, tells ABC News how they are dealing with the torrential rains and flash flooding.
3:46 | 09/15/18

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Earlier I spoke with David cotton, his the county E of onslocoty, North Carolina. It's one of third regionand reealing flash flood emergency right now. Sir, tnk you foining us inwhat is I uld imaginan extremely hectic time. Let me ask you first, can you give us nse of how things are looking right now in Yo county? Unfortunately, they are deteriorating.ove significant rainfall that jus pocketwith onslow Coty which is rou les and we actively deploying ouifscue EWS. We have had 20 home rescues. We've had three stranded vecles, and 'S -- thatac and tempo is only picking up. Iing numberhere -- you can tell me if these are up to date -- that there may be 300 additionaople who require rescue services right now. Hat numberrate, yes. Be able to reachhese folks with the ams that you availabl That's what we're working fortunatel camp Leth 40,000ines in oommunity, D serving as amendous paner. Thre deploying our behalf, bus vehicles.ave the coast guard currently coming with a he so we're not going to folks and get them to a safe shelter You know what I soundslike, and I'm is, that you hav tremends resources available to you but time if I'm pting myself in your shoes that it woulkeittle bit frc to know er potentiay hundreds of people out there who need rescues and U're just iting and to see if you can get tthem. Right now we are very in the process of rescuing th that we can reach and we have a plan to reach the rest. We are in communication, . Do have phones and folks are able to communicate with us. So the most life-ttening, of se, are thones we ar going to first. Have livedhrough both of us I W assume, my, many and every there arthose PEOP who D the warnings and wilt leave. Think that is? Honestly, I'm not sure. Re than lily it's Mae a mindore. We what to exact we flooding with this one was the concern. That is why we issued Y evacuation. You'riniddle of an extrembusy and le-or-death situatso we real appreciate you taking the time to talk to us and we wish you the absolute best of luck going forward Thank you very much. T you, sir. David cotton weighing in AAM rean WHA lot of people don't leave is because they can't afford to av T's true. Ss is a Ver trick issue and an emotional one. The people of North Carolina and South Carolina are hearty people. Hopefully everodut when th ne tbust in teout they have to be very patient an we're -pes are with them. Absutely.

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