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Hurricane Florence Leaves Damage to Seafront Homes in Avon, North Carolina1m00s

Hurricane Florence Leaves Damage to Seafront Homes in Avon, North Carolina

Oceanfront homes and pools in Avon, North Carolina, were left damaged and filled with sand after Hurricane Florence wiped out the once-healthy section of dunes protecting the properties from the beach on September 14. Video shared by Jenni Koontz showed the devastation to the vegetation and houses the morning after the storm made landfall along the North Carolina coast. The National Weather Service issued a warning that the possibility for “life-threatening” storm surges and flooding would persist throughout the day on September 14. Credit: Jenni Koontz/Epic Shutter Photography via Storyful

Delta Fire Flare-Up Closes Interstate 5 for Hours in Shasta County48s

Delta Fire Flare-Up Closes Interstate 5 for Hours in Shasta County

The Delta Fire burning in Shasta County, California, reached over 60,000 acres with only 28-percent containment on September 14, after a flare-up one day earlier closed a large section of Interstate 5 for a number of hours, according to local media. The roadway was later reopened, according to official reports. Credit: McrGerman via Storyful

Triple Whale Breach Stuns Onlookers Off The Coast In Nova Scotia53s

Triple Whale Breach Stuns Onlookers Off The Coast In Nova Scotia

This dramatic footage shows lucky passengers on a tour having a close encounter with one of nature’s most remarkable animals – whales. They came across this incredible triple whale sighting while touring off the coast of Nova Scotia. The sight of theses three enormous mammals is one of the most incredible and grateful experience that passengers have ever had and it is such a joy to be captured on camera.The whales are giant and gentle at the same time, and perfectly fit the dramatic scenery. Knowing that the oceans are home to half the world's biodiversity at the same time that human interference presents the biggest threat to them is tragic and a huge reminder to do what we can do for the oceans. Witnessing this triple breach withe the amazing whales will always have a place in the passengers’ hearts. Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruises took some lucky passengers on an extraordinary whale tour off the coast of Nova Scotia on August 17. Edmond Giroux was aboard the cruise and started filming three whales which had surfaced near the boat. The tour operators explained on Facebook that the three whales were “logging” by the boat for several minutes before their “take off.” In Giroux’s video, the whales can be seen diving down before launching one by one, causing passengers to squeal with delight at the rare triple breach . Credit: Edmond Giroux via Storyful Whales are one of the most majestic creatures that God placed in the sea. He truly put so much time and detail in these beautiful animals that they are amazing just to watch. That is one reason the activity of whale watching has become so popular recently. People will board boats or take cruises just to watch these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. The people on the cruise happened to be present at the nick of time, exactly at the moment when the whales decided to show off their magnificent nature and leave the tourists with their jaws dropped. The whales decided to make passengers’ cruise worthwhile and reveal themselves not once but twice to the amazement of everybody on board. What a breathtaking view! They really experienced the unimaginable. These lucky souls didn’t expect the whales to be so active since at the beginning of the video they can be seen floating peacefully on the surface of the ocean. All of a sudden, from the state of being dormant, they get active by blowing off water and jumping further into the ocean. And that was not all. When they were far enough, they made another stunning water acrobacy by throwing themselves high in the air before they splashed back into the water. The people on board couldn’t be happier watching them as they started shouting in excitement. Seeing something like this it is only a reminder that God’s creatures never cease to amaze us. He truly knew what he was doing when He decided to place whales in the ocean and it is incredible to witness. Who else wishes that they could have been there in person? We certainly do.

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Published: September 14, 201827 views
High School Student Performs Rap Inspired by Black Lives Matter Novel The Hate U Give1m04s

High School Student Performs Rap Inspired by Black Lives Matter Novel The Hate U Give

A high school student in Westerville, Ohio, got the chance to perform a rap he created inspired by the young adult novel The Hate U Give, during a meeting the book’s author. The novel raises issues linked to police shootings and the Black Lives Matter movement. In a video shared by Alisa Wimberly to Twitter on September 13, Josiah Oyortey can be seen speaking to author Angie Thomas for a moment before breaking into his performance. Thomas appears impressed with the rap, which focused on the struggles of Black Americans, and stood up to give Oyortey a handshake when he was finished to the cheers of his classmates. Credit: Alisa Wimberly via Storyful

Manila Street Flooded as Typhoon Mangkhut Pounds the Philippines2m31s

Manila Street Flooded as Typhoon Mangkhut Pounds the Philippines

Roxas Boulevard in the Philippines capital, Manila, was flooded on Saturday, September 15, after Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong, made a landfall in northern Luzon, unleashing torrential rain and strong winds. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said an estimated 5.2 million people were within 77 miles of the projected path of Mangkhut. More than 15,000 people from 10 provinces were evacuated on Friday, September 14, NDRRMC said. Mangkhut, said to be the biggest storm on this planet so far in 2018, was expected to hit Hong Kong and southern China in the following days. This video, shared on September 15, shows the floodwater at Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Credit: RAHA Volunteers Fire Department via Storyful

Hurricane Florence Storm Surge Turns Streets Into Waterways in Belhaven, North Carolina1m06s

Hurricane Florence Storm Surge Turns Streets Into Waterways in Belhaven, North Carolina

The storm surge from Hurricane Florence left streets in the waterfront town of Belhaven, North Carolina, submerged on Friday, September 14, after the storm made landfall early that morning. The National Hurricane Center said the “life-threatening inland flood hazard” in the Carolinas would continue for days, even after the storm had passed. More than 1.7 million people in Virginia, North and South Carolina were told to evacuate ahead of Florence’s arrival. In this video captured by Belhaven resident Brandi Windley Holland, houses near Belhaven’s marina are seen completely surrounded by water in every direction. Credit: Brandi Windley Holland via Storyful

Thai Trekking Elephant Rescued, Given New Home at Refuge3m55s

Thai Trekking Elephant Rescued, Given New Home at Refuge

A trekking elephant was rescued in Pattaya, Thailand, by Wildlife Friends Foundation Elephant Refuge, and a video was shared of its journey on September 11. Those that traveled to the riding camp in which the elephant, named Jum Nong, was living filmed other elephants still being used in the practice, including an elephant calf they claimed was trained to “kiss” tourists with its trunk and who was tied up away from its mother. Jum Nong’s chains were cut off, and she enjoyed some fruit snacks during the six-hour journey to her new home. Jum Nong’s rescuers said they discovered many fresh and old wounds on the elephant’s body as they transported her, as well as parasites and eczema. Jum Nong appeared to delight in a mud bath when she arrived at the refuge, and it wasn’t long before some of the other elephants had wandered over to say hello to the new arrival. Jum Nong quickly became close friends with another female elephant called Malai, the refuge said. Credit: WFFT Elephant Refuge – Thailand via Storyful

Competitive Guinea Pigs Go Neck-and-Neck in Mini Car Race40s

Competitive Guinea Pigs Go Neck-and-Neck in Mini Car Race

These competitive guinea pigs showed their need for speed by racing each other on the pavements of Montreal, Quebec, in their matching pink vehicles. Despite an optimistic start, Bingo had to concede to Buster, who earned the title of fastest guinea pig in this race. Credit: Furballsinc via Storyful

Chainsaw Crews Clear Disputed German Forest Where Activists Remain Camped45s

Chainsaw Crews Clear Disputed German Forest Where Activists Remain Camped

The sounds of chainsaws could be heard in videos captured by activists in a forest west of Cologne on September 14, where protesters have camped for six years in opposition to plans to expand a nearby coal mine. Police entered the forest a day earlier after authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia ordered the clearance, citing safety concerns, Deutsche Welle said. The activists built the tree houses in Hambach Forest to block to expansion of a nearby open-cast brown coal mine. The expansion, by energy company RWE, would involve the clearing of 100 hectares (247 acres) of forest, Deutsche Welle said. Credit: Hambacher Forst via Storyful

Hurricane Florence Winds Shred US Flag Atop Frying Pan Tower1m11s

Hurricane Florence Winds Shred US Flag Atop Frying Pan Tower

Hurricane Florence was making its presence felt at the Frying Pan Tower, a Coast Guard light station turned B&B off the North Carolina coast, on September 13. Footage from the tower shows an American flag in shreds as it flies in the high winds. A camera on the tower operated by Explore.org gives a bird’s eye view of the churning ocean surrounding the light station, as well as the torn flag. Richard Neal, the tower’s owner, went on Twitter to thank Flag and Banner for offering to replace the tower’s damaged flags. Credit: Explore.org via Storyful

Perfectly Played Prank Has Kid Convinced He's Lost in the 'Spirit Realm'2m20s

Perfectly Played Prank Has Kid Convinced He's Lost in the 'Spirit Realm'

Netflix show Magic for Humans is the genesis for an online trend which has seen a lot of people become convinced they have been made invisible thanks to merciless friends and family. This video, from California-based Twitter user @Kiwiuh, shows young Jayden become convinced that, after having a sheet draped over his head, he has become invisible and trapped in the “spirit realm.” Credit: Kiwiuh via Storyful

Resourceful Dog Found Hiding in Dryer During Thunderstorm36s

Resourceful Dog Found Hiding in Dryer During Thunderstorm

When a thunderstorm hit Michigan, on August 29 one worried pet owner struggled to locate his dog Jack. After checking Jack’s usual spots in his Grand Rapids home, Rob Givans eventually found him hiding in his dryer. The video uploaded to Instagram shows a contented Jack relaxing on top of some clothes in the machine. Commenting on the post Givans wrote, “this is the first time he has ever done this and I have never been more proud of him.” Credit: Rob Givans via Storyful

Foal Saved From Drowning in Canal by Dublin Fire Brigade1m03s

Foal Saved From Drowning in Canal by Dublin Fire Brigade

Dublin Fire Brigade rescued a foal from drowning in the city’s Grand Canal on September 13, after being called in to help by My Lovely Horse Rescue (MLHR). Footage shared to YouTube by MLHR shows members of the fire brigade working together to help pull the tiny foal from the water. According to the video, the rescue organization received a call about the distressed animal at around 9am and one of its volunteers then enlisted the help of the fire department. The video had over 4,000 views on Facebook at the time of writing. Credit: My Lovely Horse Rescue via Storyful

Dangerous Rock Slide Hits Scenic Greek Beach1m08s

Dangerous Rock Slide Hits Scenic Greek Beach

At least one person was injured and boats capsized when sections of sheer cliff collapsed onto a popular beach on Greek island of Zakynthos on September 13, according to local media and eyewitnesses. The beach at Navagio, known as Shipwreck Beach, is popular with tourists. Dramatic footage posted by Natalie Meng, who was visiting the island, shows the limestone rock falling very near to a group of people. Greek news outlet Nooz said early reports that said three people were injured and others were missing were inaccurate. Credit: Natalie Meng via Storyful

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Published: September 14, 201829 views
Elementary School Sings 'Eye of the Storm' Ahead of Hurricane Florence54s

Elementary School Sings 'Eye of the Storm' Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Fifth and sixth graders at Wayne Christian School in Goldsboro, North Carolina, have become viral sensations thanks to a video of their rendition of Eye of the Storm shared to Facebook on September 11. The clip shows a delightful cover by elementary students of Ryan Stevenson’s ballad which they performed after praying for everyone ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence, according to the video description. The sweet song had over one million views at the time of writing. Credit: Chris N Paris Verme via Storyful

Storm Surge Flows Past Beachfront Houses in Avon, North Carolina1m03s

Storm Surge Flows Past Beachfront Houses in Avon, North Carolina

The storm surge from Hurricane Florence flowed past beachfront properties onto main roads in Avon, North Carolina, on Thursday, September 13. Wind, rain and waves began to lash the North Carolina coastline on Thursday, with Florence expected to make landfall early on Friday morning. More than 1.7 million people in Virginia, North and South Carolina were told to evacuate their homes. These videos show the storm surge rising past homes on Ocean View Drive in Avon. Other locals reported the surge had washed from the ocean right out to the highway at high tide. Credit: sarah_misch_obx via Storyful

Rain Violently Pelts Security Camera in Evacuated Topsail Beach House38s

Rain Violently Pelts Security Camera in Evacuated Topsail Beach House

An evacuated resident from Topsail Beach, North Carolina, shared CCTV footage late on September 13 as Hurricane Florence blew in full force against their property. The source told Storyful they were watching the security footage of their house remotely from California, where they were waiting out the storm. They said the winds were so powerful they had pushed the camera out of place. The National Weather Service said at midnight parts of North Carolina were experiencing “life-threatening storm surges” and gusts of up to 87 mph. More than 1.7 million people in Virginia, North and South Carolina were told to evacuate their homes. Credit: Topsail Beach House via Storyful

Residents Evacuate After Gas Explosions Rock Massachusetts Towns34s

Residents Evacuate After Gas Explosions Rock Massachusetts Towns

At least one person was killed and 10 injured in a series of gas explosions and related fires in three Massachusetts town on Thursday, September 13. Massachusetts State Police warned of at least 70 gas-related explosions, structure fires, and leaks across Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, in Merrimack Valley, on September 13. Police announced that “Residents in the affected towns of Lawrence/North Andover/Andover who have gas service from Columbia Gas should evacuate their homes immediately if they have not already done so.” Local media, quoting Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera, said that “over-pressured gas valves” were the cause of the explosions. This video, shared on September 13, shows evacuating residents stuck in traffic jams in Lawrence. Credit: Will S via Storyful

Storm Surge From Hurricane Florence Floods New Bern, North Carolina31s

Storm Surge From Hurricane Florence Floods New Bern, North Carolina

A storm surge from Hurricane Florence caused the Neuse River to overflow its banks and flooded parts of New Bern, North Carolina, on Thursday, September 14. Wind, rain and waves from the Category 2 storm began to lash the North Carolina coastline on Thursday. Florence was expected to make landfall on Friday morning, September 15. More than 1.7 million people in Virginia, North and South Carolina were told to evacuate their homes. This video shows the flooding along the Neuse River in New Bern. Credit: Meghan Margarum via Storyful

Hurricane Florence Storm Surge Triggers Flooding in New Bern, North Carolina35s

Hurricane Florence Storm Surge Triggers Flooding in New Bern, North Carolina

A storm surge from Hurricane Florence caused the Neuse River to overflow its banks and flooded parts of New Bern, North Carolina, on Thursday, September 14. Wind, rain and waves from the Category 2 storm began to lash the North Carolina coastline on Thursday. Florence was expected to make landfall on Friday morning, September 15. More than 1.7 million people in Virginia, North and South Carolina were told to evacuate their homes. This video shows the flooding along the Neuse River in New Bern. Credit: Persimmons via Storyful

Hand-Reared Wolf Squeals When He Sees His Carer21s

Hand-Reared Wolf Squeals When He Sees His Carer

This hand-reared maned wolf had the best reaction when he spotted his carer in an animal shelter in Goias, Brazil. In the video uploaded to YouTube on May 11, the wolf can be seen pacing the fence expectantly and heard squealing in welcome to his carer Natalia Cara. Although the wolf is very friendly Cara told Storyful that he is still a wild animal and “should not be kept as pets (sic).” Credit: NataliaCM via Storyful

Canadian Dad Shows His Kids the Vintage Hobby of Egg Boxing5m35s

Canadian Dad Shows His Kids the Vintage Hobby of Egg Boxing

David showed his kids the vintage hobby of egg boxing, with a fun and exciting family tournament. Egg boxing is a European Easter game which involves two eggs being tapped against one another to see which one cracks. The egg that doesn’t crack is the winner. David assigned an egg to each family member. They decorated the eggs by drawing on cute faces and sticking on plastic eyes. Then the egg battle commenced. David’s egg won a startling eight rounds before being cracked by the egg belonging to his little son Ethan. A nail-biting finish to an egg-cellent game. Credit: Viva Frei via Storyful

Hurricane Florence Floods Bogue Sound Homes in North Carolina1m13s

Hurricane Florence Floods Bogue Sound Homes in North Carolina

North Carolina’s Bogue Sound backed up into homes in Newport, North Carolina, on Thursday, September 13, as Hurricane Florence edged closer to the coast. At 8pm Thursday, Florence was 85 miles from Wilmington with 100 mph sustained winds. The storm was moving slowly – just 5mph – to the northwest. Credit: Leslie Parks Taylor via Storyful

Waves Pound North Carolina Shore as Hurricane Florence Edges Closer4m15s

Waves Pound North Carolina Shore as Hurricane Florence Edges Closer

Hurricane Florence edged closer to the North Carolina coast on Thursday, September 13, and the storm was whipped up high waves at Kure Beach. The National Weather Service issued renewed warnings ahead of the storm’s arrival. Florence is expected to be close to or over the coast later Thursday or early Friday. More than 1.7 million people in Virginia, North and South Carolina were told to evacuate. This video, shared on September 13, show waves pound Kure Beach, 15 miles south of Wilmington, in North Carolina. Credit: Bryan Phillips via Storyful