GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFMY) -- North Carolina is resilient in the face of a disaster and together we rise in the midst of Hurricane Florence and its devastating impacts that it’s leaving across the Carolinas.
During these difficult times, it’s about neighbors helping neighbors, rescuers in action and seeing the very best in humanity.
These are the best moments from Hurricane Florence that has captured the hearts in not only the Carolinas but across the nation.
It was a moment that needed no words as a group of Wilmington firefighters kneeled to pray outside of a home where a mother and her baby were killed after a tree came crashing down on a house. The firefighters tried the very best to help save the family.
Their deaths became the first two in the state and a reminder of the devastating impacts of Hurricane Florence. The firefighters showed grace while sending prayers to bring the family comfort in the time of tragedy.
► Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WFMY News 2 App: Apple Users, Android Users
HONORING THE FLAG
It’s a photo capturing hearts as police in Myrtle Beach police took a moment to save an American flag that was hanging from a snapped pole during Hurricane Florence.
VOLUNTEER HOLDING CHILD
You have probably seen this photo all over social media but what’s the story behind it? The photo was captured as a Volunteer Amber Hersel from the Civilian Crisis Response Team rescued a sever-year-old girl and her family from their flooded home in James City, North Carolina. The photo was captured by Chip Somodevilla with Getty Images.
NEW BERN FLOODING
It’s a photo that makes you sick to your stomach after you realize this is the City of New Bern’s sign almost completely under flood waters. The coastal city has received historic flooding due to Hurricane Florence. At the same time it brings hope that the city will rise even stronger out of the water.
RISKING IT ALL TO SAVE ALL
The heroes of it all as first responders, NC coast guard, and other agencies are working around the clock to help rescue others.
TAKING A MOMENT TO HELP OUT
Eddie Randle a multimedia journalist with KUSA took a moment to help a woman stuck in flood waters. Randle was helping to cover the flooding in Kinston for WFMY News 2 when he realized what was happening with the woman and rushed to help.OH, BABY!
Here come twins! A Military couple evacuating from Hurricane Florence had a lifechanging moment. Cpl. Nicholas Digregorio and his wife Danielle are stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. They had to evacuate from Hurricane Florence that’s when Danielle Digregorio went into labor with twins. She said, "Our little hurricane babies are safe."Dramatic footage shows raging flood waters washing out a road in Mt. Olive, North Carolina. Video: LSM Brandon Clement/Brett Adair
MOUNT OLIVE FLOODING
Dramatic footage shows raging flood waters washing out a road in Mt. Olive, North Carolina. Video Courtesy of LSM Brandon Clement/Brett Adair.
OH, BABY NOT ONE BUT TWO!
Here come twins! A Military couple evacuating from Hurricane Florence had a life-changing moment. Cpl. Nicholas Digregorio and his wife Danielle are stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. They had to evacuate from Hurricane Florence that’s when Danielle Digregorio went into labor with twins. She said, "Our little hurricane babies are safe."
DEER MAKE A RUN FOR IT
Animals have their own way of trying to survive during a hurricane. A group of deer were spotted swimming behind a CBS news correspondent Adriana Diaz’s right shoulder while she was covering flooding in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
DOLPHINS IN MARINA
An unexpected sight just after Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wilmington, NC Friday morning as Dolphins were found swimming in the rising water by a marina.
ALLIGATOR RIDES OUT STORM
An alligator decided to ride out Florence in a neighborhood in South Carolina. A woman captured the alligator trying to make a run for it while going from one pond to another.
Kitten clings to man for life
This AP photo of a drenched kitten huddled against a man in rising flood waters shows not only the devastation the storm has caused, but also the resiliency of those affected. The kitten, which according to the Charlotte News & Observer is named Survivor, clung to Robert Simmons Jr. after he'd taken it with him on his boat.