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As water from the Little River starts to seep into her Spring Lake, N.C. home, Bob Richling carries Iris Darden to safety. Flood waters from the cresting rivers inundated the area days after the passing of Hurricane Florence. At least 36 deaths have been attributed to the storm. (@Joe Raedle)

Waves created as Hurricane Florence nears land are seen along Cherry Grove Fishing Pier in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 14. (@Joe Raedle)

People push a vehicle that stalled as it passed through the flood waters crossing the road after Hurricane Florence passed through Warsaw, N.C. (@Joe Raedle)

Flood waters are seen around the Church of the Covenant as the Little River over-flows its banks on September 17 in Spring Lake, North Carolina. (@Joe Raedle)

People clean debris away from storm drains near Wilmington, N.C. Hurricane Florence hit Wilmington as a category 1 storm causing widespread damage and flooding along the Carolina coastline. (@Mark Wilson)

Hog farms and their waste lagoons across North Carolina were flooded by Hurricane Florence, sending contaminants into the floodwaters and rivers. (@Waterkeeper Alliance)

In New Bern, N.C. a resident holds up a photograph blown out of a person's home after a four-foot storm surge produced by Hurricane Florence ripped through condos along the Nuese River September 15. (@Chip Somodevilla)

Residents stop to photograph a section of the Highway 17 exit ramp that remains closed a day after Hurricane Florence's storm surge washed it out September 15. (@Chip Somodevilla)

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