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Monday, October 5, 2015

South Carolina Rescues Prompt FAA Notice

The FAA has issued a special notice warning pilots transiting South Carolina airspace to steer clear of heavy low-level rescue efforts as a result of what Gov. Nikki Haley called "a thousand-year level of rain" caused by Hurricane Joaquin. Special Notice Number: NOTC6223 extending from Oct. 5 to 12 says that extensive aerial search and rescue operations are being conducted across the state at and below 3,000 ft. CNN reported that over the weekend, roughly 600 U.S. National Guardsmen, 11 aircraft and eight swift-water rescue teams had been deployed to the state. As of Monday morning, nine weather-related fatalities have been reported in the state as a result of flooding.  
 
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