NC Police Rescue Mother And Toddler Trapped In Hurricane Floodwaters

A rescue team was responding to emergency calls in Fayetteville, North Carolina, when they spotted a woman and her toddler trapped in rising floodwaters.

Hurricane Matthew brought between 8-15 inches of rain and strong winds in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Emergency responders carried out 77 water rescues in Fayetteville, according to The News & Observer, including one in which a woman and her child were trapped in rising floodwaters.

The incident was caught on camera by the rescue team.

The video shows a woman beside a submerged car. She also has a baby with her. The driver of the vehicle reportedly abandoned them.

A Fayetteville police rescue team was responding to emergency calls when they spotted the pair and saved them.

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The "monster" hurricane is expected to have "serious and deadly" impact on North Carolina, according to Gov. Pat McCrory.

"This (storm) has the potential for North Carolina to see the worst flooding since Hurricane Floyd," he said during a press conference, adding Fayetteville is a high-risk area because it is "already inundated" from heavy rains and flooding from last week.

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