Woman sang heartbreaking song to lift everyone’s spirits while waiting out Hurricane Florence
Cathy Yolanda Wright remained more than resilient as she waited in an evacuation shelter while Hurricane Florence did major damage.
The 44-year-old invited others to join in singing with her during the ordeal. As she shared her gifted voice with the fellow evacuees, the cameras rolled.
Inside Edition recorded and uploaded the event to YouTube. It showed the North Carolina woman singing very passionately and imploring others to do the same. The video is found below.
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Others are seen clapping their hands and dancing as Wright, who is reportedly disabled, continues spreading the joy of music.
They were staying at the Trent Park Elementary School. Faith Pot reported that Wright had been brought to the evacuation centre by another local.
As the evacuees waited in a line for dinner, they sang gospel songs that lifted their spirits and gave them a sense of hope.
Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a tropical depression as it continues going southeast in the United States.
Another North Carolina woman was not so fortunate when Florence brought flooding to her home last Thursday night.
Stuck in her attic with her disabled mother and her grandmother, Breeanna Perry used the only means she could to ask the outside world for help.
She sent out a tweet at 1:30 am on Friday morning imploring people to help her family get rescued.
Luckily, the Cajun Warrior came to their aid and at 6 a.m. they were evacuated from the building.
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
But some persons believe they should have left way earlier and condemned Perry for not heeding the warning and following the mandatory evacuation order in New Bern.
Perry, who has a GoFundMe page set up for all the items she lost, defended herself by saying that it's "not easy to get up and travel with two grandparents and a disabled mother."