A family in North Carolina (US) was rescued during Hurricane Florence after tweeting for help.
Breeanna Perry, her grandmother Peggy and her disabled mother Tameka were trapped in their home in the attic as the water levels rose on September 13, the Daily Mail reported.
Perry's phone battery was close to dying when she sent out a desperate tweet for help, hoping someone would see it.
If anybody could help... our cars is under water and so is our house stuck in attic. Phone about to die please send help to 611 Watson ave, new bern. NC— bree (@Breeanna_xoxo) September 14, 2018
Local emergency services already had their hands full with hundred of other cases during the deadly natural disaster. However, authorities soon learned of their case when her tweet went viral.
Thanks to the quick action by local authorities, Perry and her family were rescued and are now safe.
When Perry took to Twitter, this time to thank social media users for their help, she received a lot of heat for deciding to stay despite a mandatory evacuation notice in her area.
thanks so much for your prayers. pic.twitter.com/AYWv4LpJRO— bree (@Breeanna_xoxo) September 14, 2018
The family has lost everything from their home to their personal belongings. Her friend decided to set up a GoFundMe page for them to help them recover from the disaster.
Please help one of my close friends she lost everything, as well as her family due to hurricane Florence. Personal belongings, vehicle, and home. Also please share, anything could help. 💓 https://t.co/Y9c2kI3TAn— Lauryn 🦄 (@browntinggg_) September 15, 2018
Currently, the family is looking for a place to stay....