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Embedded with US Marines Tropical Storm Florence search rescue mission

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JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina — Camp Lejeune faced criticism from some journalists for not ordering a mandatory evacuation before Hurricane Florence. 

But what then looked like a Category 4 hurricane later became a tropical storm, and US Marines at Camp Lejeune ended up assisting with search and rescue missions around the their installation. 

And while on the ground covering the storm in North Carolina, which has killed more than a dozen people and caused catastrophic flooding and damage, I had a chance to embed with some US Marines as they went on a search and rescue operation. 

Here’s what happened. 

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