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'I'm just ready for this to be over': North Carolina residents dig out from Hurricane Florence, with 7,800 people still in shelters and 161,000 without power

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Residents of North and South Carolina are worn out by the impact of Hurricane Florence, which has brought volatile winds, torrential rain, flooding, power outages, and death to the region.
The storm has caused at least 37 deaths.
Roughly 8,000 people remain in shelters as thousands of people wait to return to their homes.
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.
Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building...
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This couple spends their free time rescuing people in the aftermath of hurricanes - here's what it's been like for them in North Carolina

This couple spends their free time rescuing people in the aftermath of hurricanes - here's what it's been like for them in North Carolina

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When Hurricane Florence hit, Nancy Shipley and Ian Beaumont rushed to North Carolina to help with rescue efforts and disaster recovery.
The husband and wife run an adventure travel company called What's Next Adventures. But their skill set has proven useful in hurricane situations.
Shipley and Beaumont told Business Insider what it was like to volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
Nancy Shipley and Ian Beaumont have developed a new passion over the last year: assisting with rescue and recovery efforts in disaster-stricken areas.
The couple, who...
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