MANDATORY CREDIT: U.S. Coast Guard District 5

A US Coast Guard employee rescued two people and six dogs from a flooded home in Wilmington, North Carolina, after Hurricane Florence and its remnants swept though the area on Wednesday.

Chief Petty Officer Brad Fitzpatrick worked with other aircrews throughout the day in extreme conditions, encountering submerged barbed wire fencing, floating fire-ant beds, and chest-deep water to save people and animals from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Florence, according to the US Coast Guard.

Hurricane Florence made landfall on the eastern seaboard of the US on September 14, causing flash flooding and claiming 37 lives.

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