Woman rescued from killer floods after heartbreaking plea on social media
Breeanna Perry made a desperate plea on social media just before her battery died on Thursday night. She reached out to save herself, her mother, and her grandmother from the deadly Hurricane Florence.
According to the Daily Mail, Perry's disabled mother Tameka, and her grandmother Peggy were shut off from the world. They had turned off power at their home in New Barn due to rising water levels.
The ordeal started at about 11:30 p.m. At 1:30 a.m. on Friday morning Perry sent out a request for help in a heart-wrenching SOS tweet.
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Tweet saves woman, disabled mother and grandmother's lives from killer Hurricane Florence floods https://t.co/fIxUtHOLyu— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) September 16, 2018
The North Carolina woman's plea was retweeted more than 11,000 times. Persons flooded the comment section with information, inquiries, and messages of concern.
Perry and her relatives remained safe in the attic as they waited. Perry used both Twitter and Facebook during that time to call out for assistance.
"If anybody could help... our cars is under water and so is our house stuck in attic. Phone about to die please send help to 611 Watson ave, new bern. NC."
#WhosWhoNCCU— bnp 🥀 (@Breeanna_xoxo) June 12, 2018
Hey y’all ☺️ I’m Breeanna or Bree
💥 From The 2-5 🤪
💥 Pre-Nursing Major 🏥
DMs open for new friends ☺️ I am friendly and if you have any questions, feel free to ask! pic.twitter.com/eBhVJKxsoV
Later on, Perry's best friend, Alissa Kite, provided updates on the Twitter account:
'This is Breeanna Best Friend! I'm actively tweeting on her account bc I have direct contact with her. Her cell phone has died. They're alive and currently still stuck in the attic.'
Of course, many others required dire help at that time. But the Cajun Warriors were alerted of Perry's message and came to their rescue.
If anybody could help... our cars is under water and so is our house stuck in attic. Phone about to die please send help to 611 Watson ave, new bern. NC— bnp 🥀 (@Breeanna_xoxo) September 14, 2018
The family was saved at 6 a.m. Friday morning. They walked a half-hour to the evacuation buses.
Perry later told Fox Denver 31, "I sent the tweet, I didn't expect it to go viral." She explained, "I came back in the house, we still had power, and everything, everybody was okay, we were just in our rooms watching TV."
"I actually put my feet on the ground to go to talk to my mom, and I start[ed] being shocked, and I realized there was water on the ground and we had to turn the power off and after that, the water was just coming in within minutes."
Makes me so upset that they warned to leave now first responders put their lives in danger to rescue you— Pamela Ray (@pamray) September 14, 2018
Along with the support, Perry has experienced backlash about her family's decision to remain at their home during the hurricane.
Perry defended herself in another Twitter post, saying that she "worked hard for everything" and "not everyone can just get up and go."
thanks so much for your prayers. pic.twitter.com/AYWv4LpJRO— bnp 🥀 (@Breeanna_xoxo) September 14, 2018
Perry's best friend set up a GoFundMe page on Saturday which has a $5,000 goal. Concurrently, the family was forced to leave the Kinston hotel where they sought refuge 20 miles west of their town.
https://t.co/hJPq9WXDrl anything could help us. Thanks!— bnp 🥀 (@Breeanna_xoxo) September 16, 2018
Meanwhile, another incredible resue took place in Lithuania three months ago when Audra Petraškienė saw a dog trembling near a river close to her home.
She parked her vehicle and approached the poor dog. She observed that an anchor was tied to its neck, implying that someone had intentionally tried to drown him.
Petraškienė was in awe that the dog was somehow able to remain above water and even get itself out. She brought it to the vet and was happy to find that it was a healthy pup.