VIDEO: Firefighters rescue puppies in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew-related flooding

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As people continue to evacuate parts of North Carolina hit by flooding from Hurricane Matthew, a pack of puppies is joining them.

A team of firefighters rescued more than a dozen dogs Tuesday from a Lumberton animal shelter.

The rescue crew from Charlotte pulled most of the pooches from a truck that was stranded by the floodwaters. The city of Lumberton is one of the hardest hit areas when it comes to flooding.

A breach along the lumber river prompted flooding Monday morning.

President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in North Carolina Monday, making federal funding available to affected individuals in 10 counties hit by the storm. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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