The Stories Behind the Story in the Battle Against Hurricane Florence

People in North and South Carolina, Virginia and now West Virginia woke up this morning knowing the battle against what was once Hurricane Florence is not over and possibly far from it.

The National Weather Service says the worst is yet to come with warnings of possible catastrophic flooding as river levels continue to rise.  And more rain on the way.

North Carolina’s governor put it this way on Sunday, “The storm has never been more dangerous than it is right now.”

The city of Wilmington which was hard hit by hurricane force winds when the storm made landfall, remained cut off by high flood waters.

Across the state of North Carolina, more than 900 people were rescued from rising floodwaters and 15,000 are still in shelters, many of them can’t go home because their homes were heavily damaged by flood waters or winds.

But in the middle of all of it, there are stories that probably don’t get as much as coverage, some of which we may never hear about.  

Those are the stories of neighbors helping neighbors and people coming from outside the area of the storm to volunteer, sometimes at the risk of their own lives, to help people they don’t even know.  People teaming up to help other people.

Evidence once again that when Mother Nature throws its worst at us, the best of human nature emerges in the midst of it.

(Photo credit Getty Images)

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