Moving Images From Hurricane Florence’s Devastation of The Carolinas

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Hurricane Florence has officially dissipated.

While some feel that it was over-hyped, the fact is that thousands of Carolina residents lost everything in the storm, for some, even their lives.

The Associated Press is now reporting 32 confirmed deaths in the Carolinas (24 from North Carolina) from Hurricane Florence causes, and that number is only expected to rise as floodwaters continue to flow through next week.

Words can’t express the pain many are feeling, but perhaps the following images can give a small glimpse into the eyes of the hurting;

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Long day of driving around southeastern #northcarolina covering the ongoing flooding from #hurricaneflorence. I spent a couple of hours in the small town of #Pollocksville talking with residents and rescuers, both volunteer and #uscoastguard (from Memphis, Tennessee). In the time I spent there the water rose more than two feet, indicating the risks of this storm have not ended. Kyle Speelman and Rob O’Brien helped Mrs Hanson, 88, across the flood to a truck waiting to take the elderly woman to the hospital in #newbern to treat a broken neck. Rob and his wife Katie O’Brien returned to the region after evacuating to West Virginia. They bought a small boat and enlisted the help of Kyle to join the army of volunteers working in the region. #floods #naturaldisaster #climatechange #heros #heroines #onassignment #thisisamerica #river #photojournalism

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