See the Most Powerful Photos as Hurricane Florence Slams North Carolina Coast

Rescue efforts are underway as Hurricane Florence brings destructive winds and blinding rain to North Carolina

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Hurricane Florence Slams Into Coast Of Carolinas
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Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team rescue a man with chest pains from his flooded home on September 14 in James City, North Carolina.

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm and flooding from the heavy rain is forcing hundreds of people to call for emergency rescues in the area around New Bern, North Carolina, which sits at the confluence of the Nueces and Trent rivers.

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Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help rescue three children from their flooded home.

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Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help rescue three children from their flooded home.

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A resident tries to cross the street during the heavy rain of outer bands of Hurricane Florence in New Bern, North Carolina.

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People try cross the street during the heavy rain of outer bands of Hurricane Florence in New Bern, North Carolina.

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Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches
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Residents wade through deep floodwater to retrieve belongings from the Trent Court public housing apartments after the Neuse River went over its banks during Hurricane Florence.

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Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches
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Michael Nelson floats in a boat made from a metal tub and fishing floats after the Neuse River went over its banks and flooded his street during Hurricane Florence.

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Michael Nelson floats in a boat made from a metal tub and fishing floats after the Neuse River went over its banks and flooded his street during Hurricane Florence.

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Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches
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Shianne Coleman (L) and Austin Gremmel walk in flooded streets as the Neuse River begins to flood its banks during Hurricane Florence.

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Portions of a boat dock and boardwalk are destroyed by powerful wind and waves as Hurricane Florence arrives.

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Residents walk in flooded streets as the Neuse River floods its banks during the storm.

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A sign warns people away from Union Point Park after is was flooded by the Neuse River.

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Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches
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Men pack their belongings after evacuating their house after the Neuse River went over its banks and flooded their street.

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Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches
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Diamond Dillahunt and 2-year-old Ta-Layah Koonce survey the flooding at the Trent Court public housing apartments after the Neuse River topped its banks.

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Hurricane Florence, North Carolina, USA - 13 Sep 2018
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A sailboat is seen trapped under a bridge ahead of the landfall of Hurricane Florence, as early storm surges caused the Neuse River to rise above its' banks in New Bern, North Carolina.

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Flooding is seen nearly sixteen hours before the landfall of Hurricane Florence, as early storm surges caused the Neuse River to rise above its' banks.

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Spray-painted messages are seen on boarded up businesses ahead of the landfall of Hurricane Florence.

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Tropical Weather North Carolina, Swansboro, USA - 13 Sep 2018
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High winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro, North Carolina.

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A car goes through a flooded street during the heavy rain of outer bands of Hurricane Florence.

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A U.S. military vehicle goes through a flooded street during the heavy rain of outer bands of Hurricane Florence in New Bern.

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Rescue workers from Township No. 7 Fire Department and volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team use a truck to move people rescued from their flooded homes.

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Rescue workers from Township No. 7 Fire Department and volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help rescue a woman and her dog from their flooded home.

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Hurricane Florence Strikes East Coast of United States, Wilmington, USA - 14 Sep 2018
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Rescue workers attempt to remove a giant tree that toppled onto a house and killed two people and injured a third when Hurricane Florence came ashore in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Rescue workers pray after attempting to remove a giant tree that toppled onto a house and killed two people and injured a third.

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Rescue workers rush a man to an ambulance after a giant tree toppled onto his house, killing two other people.

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A man wades through rising flood waters on the Cape Fear River during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington.

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The Neuse River floods the waterfront in New Bern, North Carolina.

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Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 4 from Oakland, California, search a flooded neighborhood for evacuees during Hurricane Florence.

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Tropical Weather North Carolina, Wilmington, USA - 14 Sep 2018
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Mike Kiernan takes photos of the damage to his home in Wilmington.

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One of hundreds of trees that collapsed as Hurricane Florence came ashore in Wilmington.

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