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Daring nighttime rescue plucks 100 people, 33 animals from Florence flood waters


By -- Charlotte Observer—— Bio and Archives--September 24, 2018

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It was pitch dark when the levee broke along the Florence-swollen Cape Fear River, stranding 100 people and 33 animals.

Helicopter crews from the U.S. Coast Guard and North Carolina National Guard flew in wearing night-vision goggles to find them, NC National Guard Brigadier General Todd Hunt said at a news conference Friday. Gov. Roy Cooper’s office tweeted a video of Hunt’s remarks. —More…

 


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