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Hundreds rescued as Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

Hundreds rescued as Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence's onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be a fearsome new stage of the disaster: widespread, catastrophic inland flooding.

The death toll from the hurricane-turned-tropical storm climbed to 11.

A day after blowing ashore with 90 mph winds, Florence practically parked itself over land all day long and poured on the rain. With rivers swelling toward record levels, thousands of people were ordered to evacuate for fear the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North...

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