We're seeing photos of devastating flooding and wind damage from Hurricane Florence in the eastern part of North Carolina. The images show the sheer power of the storm, but they also tell much bigger stories of bravery, love, and the resilience of the human spirit. If you have a powerful photo you'd like to share, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @wfmy using #stormtrack2.
1. Firefighters Pray After Fallen Tree Kills Mother And Infant
Firefighters came together in prayer during an operation to remove a tree that fell on a home in Wilmington, NC. A mother and child died. The father was taken to a hospital for unspecified injuries.
Firefighters pray during an operation to remove a tree that fell on a house and killed two residents as Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 14, 2018.
2. A Mother Holds Her Child After Being Rescued From Flood Waters
A mother's love is undeniable, and we see it in this photo. These two were rescued overnight from a hotel that took major storm damage. They were taken by public safety staffers in Jacksonville, NC to a safer location.
These victims of the hurricane were staying at a hotel that took severe storm damage from Florence. The city of Jacksonville, N.C., evacuated the residents and got them to safety. (Photo: City of Jacksonville)
3. A Crisis Response Volunteer Rescues a Girl From Her Flooded Home
The girl and her family were rescued from their home in James City.
Volunteer Amber Hersel from the Civilian Crisis Response Team helps rescue 7-year-old Keiyana Cromartie and her family from their flooded home September 14, 2018 in James City, NC.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
4. First Responders Rescue a Man From Flood Waters
A rescue squad from New York City carries a man to safety from his flooded home in River Bend, NC.
NYC Emergency Management crews make water rescues in River Bend, NC.
NYC Emergency Management
5. An Elderly Couple Holds Hands Ahead of Evacuation For Florence
This couple was moved from a coastal nursing home in South Carolina before the storm. We don't know who they are, but they've touched our hearts.
This photo shows an elderly couple during their evacuation from a facility in South Carolina. (Photo: EMS agency from Upstate South Carolina)
6. Myrtle Beach Officers Secure Old Glory
These officers saw Old Glory hanging from a snapped flag pole in Myrtle Beach and brought her down safely. Great job to them. Duty. Honor. Respect.
Officers safely secure Old Glory found hanging from a snapped flag pole in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach Police Department
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