Hurricane Florence roared ashore Friday morning, bringing punishing winds and rains. Rescues are already underway of both people and their beloved pets.
In New Bern, North Carolina, rescue workers from a local fire department and other volunteers came to the aid of a woman and her pup, who were trapped in their flooded home.
The soaked canine appeared less than pleased about the torrential downpour as it was handed to its eager owner in a rescue boat. They were seen a series of photos captured by photographer Chip Somodevilla for Getty Images.
New Bern is experiencing devastating flooding, as it sits at the confluence of two rivers, which are swollen as a result of the heavy rainfall.
Another moving photograph captured a K-9 handler giving his dog, Tag, fluids through an IV bag to keep him healthy while conducting important search and rescue work in Pembroke, North Carolina.
Ahead of the storm’s arrival, shelters animals were moved out of the states in the affected area to protect them.
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