Kenyans in the US join hands to survive Hurricane Florence

Volunteers from all over North Carolina help rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence September 14, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina. PHOTO | GETTY IMAGES | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Most of the Kenyans in North and South Carolina live in Raleigh, Charlotte and Charleston.

  • Florence made landfall as a hurricane near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on Friday morning.

  • It is producing tropical storm-force wind gusts in Florence, South Carolina, about 60 miles from the coast, the National Hurricane Center said.

  • Kenyan born immigration attorney Jeff Matemu, of Raleigh, sent a message to Kenyans living in North and South Carolina and Virginia, asking them to heed authorities' calls to evacuate.

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