The United States Coast Guard has saved 12 people who left their 212-foot cargo ship that started taking on water north.
Coast Guard officials say the saving took place as the region experienced significant weather due to Hurricane Joaquin (wah-KEEN’).
The Coast Guard launched a chopper and redirected a cutter. A good Samaritan boat also redirected to the last known location of the boat.
The good Samaritan boat found the Coast Guard crew as well as the crew members hoisted them to the chopper and took them. There have been no serious injuries.
With already- flooded roads and saturated soils, East Coast states are bracing for another day and potentially dangerous weather as forecasters call a potential added clout as well as more downpours from strong Hurricane Joaquin (wah-KEEN’).
Two thunderstorm-associated deaths have happened in the Carolinas, where significant rain has fallen for days.
Forecasters say a a heavy rainstorm parked within the area change the path of the hurricane and will draw moisture from an approaching Joaquin. But even places that wind up outside the course of the hurricane are in for significant rains.