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John Gallagher in his truck in Fayetteville, N.C. "We've just been taking dispatch calls for swift water rescues, rescuing animals, missing persons," Gallagher said. Maddalena Richards/NPR hide caption

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The Cajun Navy: Heroes Or Hindrances In Hurricanes?

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A North Carolina resident sits on his staircase earlier this week, staring into the water that surrounded his home after Florence hit Emerald Isle, N.C. Tom Copeland/AP hide caption

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Footing The Bill For Climate Change: 'By The End Of The Day, Someone Has To Pay'

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Tropical Storm Florence is expected to approach the U.S. East Coast next week. Emergency officials have told residents to expect immediate threats of ocean swells, dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding. National Hurricane Center and NPR hide caption

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