‘Survivor’ The Kitten Flees Hurricane Florence Floodwater Clinging To Man's Neck

‘Survivor’ The Kitten Flees Hurricane Florence Floodwater Clinging To Man's Neck

‘Survivor’ The Kitten Flees Hurricane Florence Floodwater Clinging To Man's Neck

Robert Simmons Jr. and his kitten, aptly named "Survivor", were photographed by Andrew Carter, a reporter for North Carolina's News & Observer.

Andrew Carter, the reporter who took the photo, said he had nearly stopped covering the boat rescues before meeting Robert and Survivor.

"Was stuck in his house since last night, when floodwaters began to rise in New Bern".

More than two feet of rain has already fallen on the area.

Photos and video of the heartwarming moment the kitten reached safety have been shared online.

Mr Simmons told the Raleigh News & Observer: "We done been through Bertha, Fran, Irene, Matthew".

The images show the animal soaking wet, mewing and clinging to its owner.

"But this storm was the worst it's ever been". Simmons wanted his father to come with him on the rescue boat, but the father wanted to stay behind, according to Carter.

It then crawled out and clasp to his shoulder. He also said he was unable to bring the kitten's mother with him because "she's a wild cat".

Officials say hundreds of people in New Bern have been pulled from high water. The city said Saturday that all rescues had been completed, with just over 450 people taken to dry ground.

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