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As Hurricane Florence's floodwaters recede, some North Carolina rivers could rise another foot, and the full moon isn't helping

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Hurricane Florence floodwaters may be receding, but it's still causing rivers to rise in some areas of southeastern North Carolina.
The Cape Fear River is expected to reach record levels on Monday - and may get even higher on Monday night, thanks to the full moon.
The Black, Lumber, Neuse, and Trent rivers also continue to rise, flooding nine counties, according to officials.
Parts of Interstates 95 and 40 remain closed.
Hurricane Florence 's rains are gone, but its flooding remains.
The storm killed at least 43 people, and dropped feet of rain on parts of the Carolinas.
Over a week after...
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Woman Arrested After Taking in Pets During Hurricane Florence

Woman Arrested After Taking in Pets During Hurricane Florence

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In North Carolina, a woman faces criminal charges after taking in animals during Hurricane Florence. She has been charged with practicing veterinary medicine without a license while the pets were in her care.
Tammie Hedges, who runs Crazys Claws N Paws , a Goldsboro, N.C., animal rescue group, took in 27 cats and dogs belonging to residents who were fleeing the storm.
“The goal was to make sure that they were not out there drowning,” Hedges told WNCN , a local television station.
According to a Facebook post from the Wayne County Government, Wayne County Animal Services visited the site on...
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The Latest: Outer Banks wild horse herds survive hurricane

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BLADENBORO, N.C. - The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence : Noon At least three of North Carolina's wild horse herds on the Outer Banks have survived Hurricane Florence, but caretakers are still trying to account for one herd living on a hard-hit barrier island. The News & Observer reports that the condition of the Shackleford Banks Herd was still unknown Sunday.
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NC firefighters remove masses of dead fish from highway after Florence flood recedes

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A North Carolina fire department was tasked with cleaning up fish that became stranded on the highway when floodwaters from Hurricane Florence receded.
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Thousands of Dead Fish Cover North Carolina Roads After Floodwaters Recede

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As floodwaters recede after Hurricane Florence and residents take stock of the damage, fire crews are dealing with a new challenge - disposing of thousands of dead fish left stranded on sections of roadway.
“We can add ‘washing fish off of the interstate' to the long list of interesting things firefighters get to experience,” posted the Penderlea Fire Department on their Facebook page alongside photos and video of crews with firehoses spraying the fish off the roadway.
Fire crews had been deployed to a recently flooded section of I-40 in Pender County, N.C., where they found thousands of...
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Hurricane Florence Remnant Tracking West, Threatens Rain to North Carolina

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The Hurricane Florence remnant has a 30 percent chance of developing into a new tropical storm or depression in five days.
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