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Water rescue crews from Lehigh and Northampton counties rescued over 100 missing rafters on Lehigh River in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, Monday evening.
According to reports, 200 rafters went rafting earlier on Monday, but only 55 returned.
Approximately 30 young girls had been pulled from the Lehigh River as of 8:30 p.m. EDT. All of the girls are members of a church camp in New York, and they were whitewater rafting, reports said.
Around 10 p.m. EDT, the authorities suspended the search once they and the rafting company were confident that all had been accounted for.
Crews on scene of a rescue at the Lehigh River | Times News Online about 30 young girls have been pulled from the Lehigh river https://t.co/KUZXFqJAWm #Lehighton #JimThorpe #rescue #news #flooding #whitewaterrafting— Lisa Vooght (@ficflash) August 14, 2018
Police said an empty raft was spotted at the 895 bridge in Bowmanstown, Times News reports.
"Heavy showers and thunderstorms moved through the area Monday morning and again Monday afternoon, bringing 2 to 4 inches to much of the Lehighton area," AccuWeather Meteorologist Jordan Root said.
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"Much of this rain fell very quickly and caused fast rises on creeks and streams and flooding in some locations as well," Root said.
Emergency crews began water rescues at the McCall bridge in Lehighton, and crews then proceeded to the Route 873 bridge.
Five boats are in the river, as well as a state police helicopter flying above to spot any stranded rafters.
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The arrival of cooler, less humid air in the northeastern United States will coincide with the first days of fall this weekend.
On Monday, Sept. 17, a series of tornadoes from Hurricane Florence struck Virginia and caused heavy destruction in the Richmond area, including a tree that was housing 70,000 bees.
While crests will continue to work downstream along the major rivers in the eastern part of the Carolinas into next week, some unprotected areas may stay flooded until the end of September or early October.
No obstante, organizaciones sin fines de lucro crearon la primera Guía para la Protección de la Niñez y la Adolescencia en Situaciones de Emergencia o Desastres.
The newest storm in the western Pacific Ocean will track through the Philippine Sea this weekend, potentially developing into a typhoon before impacting land next week.
The Carolinas continue to deal with Florence's aftermath while flooding inundated other parts of the U.S. this week.
As disaster relief efforts continue in the wake of Hurricane Florence, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has imposed restrictions on drone usage in areas affected by the storm.
Animals in the path of Florence were rescued by volunteers and taken across America to Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and as far as Ohio and Pennsylvania.