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    Hurricane Joaquin Claims US Cargo Ship

    There’s little hope. The Coast Guard believes that El Faro, with 28 American and five Polish crew members, sank off the Bahamas in the midst of Hurricane Joaquin. The doomed 790-foot container ship’s owners say it tried to bypass the storm, but a mechanical failure left it at Joaquin’s mercy. Meanwhile, the once-in-a-millennium rainfall that hit the East Coast left 17 people dead in the Carolinas, dumping more than 2 feet of precipitation and breaking 18 dams. Authorities warn of continued lowland flooding as torrents head downstream.

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