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Orphaned Bat Is Rescued From a Tree

Orphaned Bat Is Rescued From a Tree

Bat rescuer Denise Wade found this orphaned bat after she was heard crying high up in a fig tree in a local school ground. Denise brought the bat back to her home, to feed and care for her. She noted that the bat was very under weight, dehydrated and exceedingly tired after hanging all alone in the tree for three days. Credit: Batzilla the Bat via Storyful

Driverless Tesla Parks All by Itself

Driverless Tesla Parks All by Itself

Self-driving cars are still a goal for the future but Tesla is getting there. Mike Capaldi captured this footage of a Tesla parking itself. The Simi Valley native was with friends and wanted to see how the car works first hand. Although it is strange to see the unmanned car reversing into a spot we can all agree it does a better job at parking than we would. Credit: Mike Mo Capaldi via Storyful

Water Rushes Over Failed North Carolina Dam17s

Water Rushes Over Failed North Carolina Dam

The City of Boiling Spring Lakes released water from the Big Lake prior to the arrival of Hurricane Florence, but it wasn’t enough, and on Saturday, September 15, Sanford Dam failed and water swept away the road atop it. This video, shot on Sunday, shows the power of the water, digging deep into the dam and cutting into the banks by the railroad tracks at the foot of the dam. Three lakes drained when the dam failed, and the storm destroyed several other roads. Credit: Rob Thompson via Storyful

Texas Animal Sanctuary Heads to Wilmington to Help Florence Rescue Efforts33s

Texas Animal Sanctuary Heads to Wilmington to Help Florence Rescue Efforts

Rescuers from a Texas animal sanctuary hopped in an RV and headed for North Carolina on Monday, aiming to help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. By Tuesday, September 18, they were nearing Wilmington. These videos from the Shutt-er Down Ranch crew show water covering the road. In the second video, a local resident drove in front, creating a wake, so they could see the center line through deep water. Credit: Shutt’er Down Ranch via Storyful

Rain Storm Comes Through Onto Penn Station Track45s

Rain Storm Comes Through Onto Penn Station Track

Remnants of Tropical Depression Florence swept over New York on September 18, causing water to pour through the ceiling on the subway platform at Penn Station8. The MTA said it temporarily rerouted two subway lines as a result of the flooding. The area was hit by heavy rainstorms throughout the day, local news outlets said. Credit: Rory Mondshein via Storyful

Wilmington Street Collapsed in Hurricane Florence20s

Wilmington Street Collapsed in Hurricane Florence

Wilmington, North Carolina, was practically cut off from the rest of the state after Hurricane Florence came ashore, flooding roadways and making travel nearly impossible. In some places, streets collapsed, as seen in this clip shot September 18. This video was shot in a community surrounded by water on three sides – the Intracoastal Waterway, Pages Creek, and Howe Creek. Water rushed in through a marina on the Intracoastal and undercut a loop road that encircles the community, eventually collapsing it. Credit: Drew Massey via Storyful

Fallen Trees Lie Strewn About Sai Kung in Typhoon Aftermath32s

Fallen Trees Lie Strewn About Sai Kung in Typhoon Aftermath

Fallen trees knocked over by Typhoon Mangkhut lay scattered about the roads of Sai Kung, in Hong Kong’s northern New Territories, on September 18 as the city continued to clean and rebuild after the storm. Mangkhut, reported to be the biggest storm of 2018, pummeled Hong Kong over the weekend of September 16 after hitting the Philippines. It uprooted an estimated 1,500 trees in the city, leaving more than 1,000 roads blocked, the South China Morning Post reported. Credit: Paul Kan via Storyful

Aerial Footage Shows Destruction Caused by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina5m11s

Aerial Footage Shows Destruction Caused by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

Some North Carolina rivers aren’t expected to crest until Tuesday, September 19, after Hurricane Florence hit the region on Friday and slowly moved away over several days. This drone footage recorded by Quavas Hart shows the aftermath of the hurricane in areas surrounding Fayetteville and Hope Mills on Monday.. Credit: Quavas Hart via Storyful

'Terrified' Dog Rescued After Being Stranded by Hurricane Florence Flooding41s

'Terrified' Dog Rescued After Being Stranded by Hurricane Florence Flooding

A dog stranded on the porch of a flooded home in Lumberton, North Carolina was rescued by members of the animal-rights organization PETA on September 17. Footage shows the dog pacing up and down the porch, “with no way to escape the rising Hurricane Florence flood waters.” The rescue team said the dog was “terrified and abandoned”. PETA said “the team took the dog onto their boat and brought him to a safe staging center at a local police station, from which he would be taken to a local shelter.” Credit: PETA via Storyful

Plane Passenger's Video Shows Funnel Cloud Forming as Multiple Tornadoes Hit Virginia2m03s

Plane Passenger's Video Shows Funnel Cloud Forming as Multiple Tornadoes Hit Virginia

The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Virginia, issued multiple tornado warnings on September 17, as the remnants of Hurricane Florence tracked north, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Footage captured on board a plane as it was coming in to land at Richmond airport shows a funnel cloud forming. At least one man was reported to have been killed during the storms, when a tornado damaged the roof of a furniture store in Chesterfield County. Survey teams were being sent out on September 18 to assess the damage from the storms, the National Weather Service said. Credit: Andrew Schoultis via Storyful

Rehabilitated Bat Friends Exchange Kisses1m23s

Rehabilitated Bat Friends Exchange Kisses

These two bats rescued by Denise Wade appear to have formed a very close bond while they were being rehabilitated in Queensland, Australia. Much like humans do, the bats are seen giving each other kisses to show affection, according to Wade. The two bats featured in the video are being released back into the wild soon, which could be overwhelming and scary for many reasons, but these two now have a companion to re-enter the wilderness with! Credit: Denise Wade via Storyful

Residents Watch as North Carolina Dam Fails After Florence Rains7m05s

Residents Watch as North Carolina Dam Fails After Florence Rains

The city of Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina, lowered the water levels behind Sanford Dam ahead of Hurricane Florence’s arrival, but it was not enough as the lakes’ waters breached the dam on Saturday night, September 15. During the breach, water washed out Alton Lennon Drive over the dam and rushed into the green space below. Three lakes – Patricia Lake, known as the Big Lake, and North and Pine Lakes – almost completely drained out by Monday. Images taken about an hour and a half before the breach, seen here, show water approaching the road. Credit: Holly Bussell Powell via Storyful

Rick Scott Met by 'Red Tide' Protesters During Appearance in Venice42s

Rick Scott Met by 'Red Tide' Protesters During Appearance in Venice

Florida Gov Rick Scott was met by vociferous protesters during a campaign stop in Venice on September 17, incensed by a toxic algae bloom that has plagued the Florida coast. Protesters gathered near Scott’s destination, Mojo’s Real Cuban restaurant, and jammed the sidewalks in the area. Scott entered the restaurant through the back door and left after just 10 minutes, to cries of “coward” from the crowd, according to the Herald-Tribune. The red tide algae growth has killed tons of sea life since it began to grow off the Florida coast in October 2017. Credit: Englewood Indivisible ‏ via Storyful

Rick Scott Uses Back Door at Campaign Event as 'Red Tide' Protesters Block Entrance44s

Rick Scott Uses Back Door at Campaign Event as 'Red Tide' Protesters Block Entrance

Florida Gov Rick Scott was met by vociferous protesters during a campaign stop in Venice on September 18, incensed by a toxic algae bloom that has plagued the Florida coast. Protesters gathered near Scott’s destination, Mojo’s Real Cuban restaurant, and jammed the sidewalks in the area. Scott entered the restaurant through the back door and left after just 10 minutes, to cries of “coward” from the crowd, according to the Herald-Tribune. The red tide algae growth has killed tons of sea life since it began to grow off the Florida coast in October 2017. Credit: Indivisible SWFL via Storyful

Florida Taco Bell Employee Fired for Refusing to Serve English-Speaking Customer3m22s

Florida Taco Bell Employee Fired for Refusing to Serve English-Speaking Customer

An employee at a Taco Bell in Hialeah, Florida, has been fired after she refused to serve a customer who spoke to her in English on September 13. A video shared to Facebook by Alexandria Montgomery shows the drive-thru employee (who claims her name is Luisa) telling Montgomery that she doesn’t understand English and therefore cannot serve her. Montgomery then stresses that “that doesn’t make any sense,” and keeps trying to put her order through. The server refuses, and at one point closes the drive-thru window. She then threatens to call the police on Montgomery and calls in other employees who also claim not to have any English. “I understand everyone in Miami doesn’t speak English, and that’s fine, but if she was willing to work with me, I think the outcome would’ve been different,” Montgomery told NBC 6, and also added that the chain offered her a $100 gift card as compensation. According to the same report, Taco Bell said in a statement that the incident “does not meet our customer experience expectations” and that “they have worked quickly to resolve with the customer to ensure this doesn’t happen again.” The video had over 300,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Alexandria Montgomery via Storyful

Cleanup Underway After Trash Washes Up on Hong Kong Beach Following Typhoon2m41s

Cleanup Underway After Trash Washes Up on Hong Kong Beach Following Typhoon

A cleanup operation was underway in Hong Kong after waves thrown up by Typhoon Mangkhut carried a mass of garbage onto beaches. This footage was shared on Facebook by Kevin Laurie, who said he filmed it as he helped to clean up at Nim Shue Wan beach at Discovery Bay in Hong Kong on Tuesday, September 18. Credit: Kevin Laurie via Storyful

Playful Puppy Pursues Parrot Along Singapore Beach37s

Playful Puppy Pursues Parrot Along Singapore Beach

Rachel’s macaw Teddy had some fun with a playful dog on Tanjoing beach in Sentosa, Singapore. The well-behaved bird flew in a circle around his owner, dipping down towards the dog and then swooping away. Though Teddy teased the dog by moving towards him, he was wise enough to keep a safe distance. Credit: Rachel Liaw via Storyful

Texas Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped in 30-Foot Well34s

Texas Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped in 30-Foot Well

Firefighters in Waco, Texas, rescued a dog trapped in a 30-foot-deep abandoned well on Sunday, September 15. Footage shared to the Waco Fire Department Twitter account shows the dog, a one-year-old called Hazel, being winched out of the well. Ten firefighters took part in the rescue and the dog was reunited with its owner at the scene. Speaking to local media, Waco Fire Suppression Lieutenant Billy Eary said the well had a lid on it. “Apparently the lid had deteriorated and the kids said they walk through that lot all the time going to their friend’s house. Luckily it wasn’t them we had to rescue,” Eary said. Credit: Waco Fire Department via Storyful

Search for Landslide Victims Continues as Typhoon Death Toll Rises1m40s

Search for Landslide Victims Continues as Typhoon Death Toll Rises

Philippine rescuers continued operations on Tuesday, September 18, to find dozens of miners and their families believed to be dead after Typhoon Mangkhut triggered a massive landslide in Itogon, Beguet province, on September 15. An estimated 40 to 50 people were buried in the landslide that hit a bunkhouse-turned-chapel where they sought refuge from the typhoon. Throughout the country, the death toll caused by Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong, rose to 74, Philippine police said on Tuesday. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said on September 17 that there was a “99 percent [chance] that they really are all dead.” This video, shared on September 18, shows the site of the landslide. Credit: Claire Dales Balacdao via Storyful

Queensland Strawberry Grower Uses Metal Detector to Scan for Needles1m56s

Queensland Strawberry Grower Uses Metal Detector to Scan for Needles

The strawberry needle contamination saga in Australia has resulted in farmers using metal detectors in their packing sheds, in order to scan each punnet for embedded needles. In this video, Pinata Farms, located in Wamuran, Queensland, showcases their newly-implemented metal detector, exhibiting how any punnets containing metal would automatically shoot off the conveyor belt into a bin. The strawberry contamination scare in Australia began on Sunday, September 9, when a Brisbane man swallowed a fragment of needle embedded in a strawberry. Over the following week, a mounting number of reports were submitted to police, prompting the recall of strawberries from supermarkets nationwide. Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Friday, September 14, the state government would offer a $100,000 reward for information about the culprit. The government also pledged $1 million to an assistance fund to support growers. By Tuesday, September 18, there had been reports of contaminated fruit in six states. Police said the crimes could result in 10 years’ jail and were clearly intended to hurt people. Credit: Pinata Farms via Storyful

Heartbreaking Video Shows Truckloads of Strawberries Destroyed Amid Needle Contamination Scare1m02s

Heartbreaking Video Shows Truckloads of Strawberries Destroyed Amid Needle Contamination Scare

Strawberry growers in Donnybrook, Queensland, shared devastating footage on September 17, showing thousands of strawberries being destroyed as a result of the strawberry needle contamination saga throughout Australia in September. Stephanie Chheang from Donnybrook Berries said it was “the worst thing to ever happen to my family,” explaining that her family had worked for years to build their strawberry business, only to have sabotaged by “selfish individuals.” The food contamination scare gripping the nation began on Sunday, September 9, when Brisbane man Hoani Hearne was the first consumer to report a sabotaged berry. He accidentally swallowed a fragment of needle after eating a strawberry and was forced to visit the emergency room experiencing severe abdominal pain. Queensland Police said it was clear that the intent of the culprit was “obviously to injure somebody” and would be dealt with under the criminal code. By Monday, September 17, cases had been reported in six states and strawberries were recalled from supermarkets around the nation and even in New Zealand. Reports of “metal objects” embedded in bananas and apples also emerged. Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Friday, September 14, the state government would offer a $100,000 reward for information about the culprit. The government also pledged $1 million to an assistance fund to support growers. In this heartbreaking video, mountains of strawberries from the Donnybrook Berries farm can be seen going to waste. “My mum works day through to the night, controlling the shed and her 250 employees, making sure her strawberries are packed to perfection,” Chheang said. “This will not stop my family from doing what they do best, if anything they’re going to do better. I thank everyone who supports us and all the other farmers who were affected by this horrible issue.” Credit: Cindy Vutha and Stephanie Chheang via Storyful

Tornado Swirls Near Richmond, Virginia31s

Tornado Swirls Near Richmond, Virginia

At least one apparent tornado touched down in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday, September 17, as Tropical Depression Florence sped across the Mid-Atlantic states after ravaging the Carolinas. Local media reported multiple sightings and damage from the storms. Credit: Jordan Krause via Storyful

Possible Tornado Rips Through Richmond39s

Possible Tornado Rips Through Richmond

At least one apparent tornado touched down in the area of Richmond, Virginia, on Monday, September 17, as Tropical Depression Florence sped across the Mid-Atlantic states after ravaging the Carolinas. Local media reported multiple sightings and damage from the storms. This footage, shot near the corner of Genito Road and Hull Street in Midlothian, shows what witnesses described as a tornado passing by. Credit: Tiffany Kidd Wormuth via Storyful

Man Catches Rattlesnake at Target Parking Lot in Texas38s

Man Catches Rattlesnake at Target Parking Lot in Texas

A machete-wielding man captured a rattlesnake in a shopping centre parking lot in Texas, on Monday September 17. This video shows the moment the man grabbed the snake after it was spotted under a shopper’s car at a Target store in the city of Beaumont. The clip was captured by onlooker Lucien Pipps. He told Storyful the snake was soon after taken to Gator Country, a wildlife rescue service in Texas. Local television network KFDM subsequently identified the man in the video as Gator Country co-owner Gary Saurage. Credit: Lucien Pipps via Storyful