Hurricane Florence: High winds in North Carolina dislodge birds transported by vehicle

A sign reads "Go Away Florence" ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence  to the Carolinas. Several birds were blown off a vehicle due to high winds Thursday,
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A sign reads "Go Away Florence" ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence to the Carolinas. Several birds were blown off a vehicle due to high winds Thursday,

Credit: Joe Raedle

Credit: Joe Raedle

The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is desperate for help after officials said several birds being transported from Wilmington to Charlotte flew off a vehicle.

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The group said a strap broke because of strong winds while a volunteer was driving a truck with five birds in crates. The driver didn't notice the animals were missing until arriving in the Maxton area.

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