U.S. Coast Continues Rescue Operations In The Carolinas


New Bern, NC. (970 WFLA)-The death toll from Florence is now 17.   A three-month old died Sunday in Gaston County, North Carolina when a tree fell on his home.  

Florence, downgraded from a hurricane after making landfall last week, has made a slow march over the Carolinas bringing heavy rains and catastrophic flooding.  Eleven deaths were reported in North Carolina and six in South Carolina.  Flooding will continue to be an issue with many rivers not expected to crest until early this week.

Coast Guard aviation search and rescue operations in North Carolina during the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, on Sunday Sept. 16th.   Coast Guard aircrews participated in the rescue of 67 people and 12 pets.   During the last 72 hours, the crews participated in the rescue of a total of 133 people and 20 pets.

Video credit:Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef, Petty Officer 1st Class Jordon Shevlin, Petty Officer 1st Class Steve Maccaferri, Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Williams, Air Station Atlantic City, Air Station Elizabeth City


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