Search and rescue efforts

This combination of photos shows the Cape Fear River on Sept. 16, 2018, left, and on Sept. 19, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photos/David Goldman)
September 19, 2018 - 2:36 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 2:30 p.m. North Carolina's electric cooperatives say they have made substantial progress restoring power knocked out by Hurricane Florence. In a news release Wednesday, the North Carolina Electric Cooperatives say outages have...
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An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Brady was one of several family members rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew north of Wilmington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 8:22 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast. The death toll...
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A man paddles a kayak in a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 17, 2018 - 5:59 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 6 p.m. Authorities in Virginia say one person is dead after an apparent tornado touched down in the Richmond area and caused a building to collapse. Chesterfield Fire/EMS spokesman Lt. Jason Elmore said a second...
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September 17, 2018 - 1:55 pm
A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a Thai cave is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Vernon Unsworth alleges that Musk falsely accused him on Twitter of being a pedophile. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court seeks more than $75,000 in damages and a court order...
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Hog farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 16, 2018 - 6:40 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. "The risk to life is rising with the angry waters," Gov. Roy Cooper declared as...
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, waves crash onto the coastline in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong Province on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut barrelled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide.(Liang Xu/Xinhua via AP)
September 16, 2018 - 4:59 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday, killing two people after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide. More than 2.4 million people had been evacuated in southern China's...
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A member of the U.S. Coast Guard walks down Mill Creek Road checking houses after tropical storm Florence hit Newport N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
September 16, 2018 - 1:41 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Some officials rely on the "Waffle House index" to determine how serious a storm is. If the Waffle House is closed, the storm is really, really bad. In Fayetteville, North Carolina, it's the "Rude...
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A girl stands against strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a pier on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 16, 2018 - 6:02 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 6 p.m. A Philippine police officer says at least 40 people, mostly gold miners, are feared to have been trapped in a landslide in the country's north and seven bodies have been dug out by rescuers. Police Superintendent Pelita Tacio...
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Oceanfront homes sit over rough surf from tropical storm Florence in Nags Head NC., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 15, 2018 - 10:55 pm
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Florence are producing flash flooding and major river flooding in the southeastern part of North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center says excessive amounts of rain are...
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September 13, 2018 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The expected high winds and slow movement of Hurricane Florence as it comes ashore will make rescue efforts challenging in the flooded areas, top Pentagon leaders said Thursday as the massive storm edged into the Carolinas. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, head of U.S...
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