They Refused to Evacuate for Hurricane Florence. Now Hundreds Are Trapped and Calling for Help

Sep 15, 2018, 07:06 AM

Jon Wright considers himself one of the lucky residents of Wilmington, N.C. — so far.

The 63-year-old former firefighter says he was able to sleep through the torrential rain and thrashing winds when then-Hurricane Florence made landfall early Friday morning, only waking up to texts he received at 7 a.m. from friends checking up on him.