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A brief Florence bright spot: Double rainbow in Durham

I-40 looks more like a river than a highway north of Wilmington

Interstate 40 near mile marker 387 in Pender County, N.C. is flooded as a result of Hurricane Florence, blocking one of the major routes in and out of southeastern NC . NC DOT posted this drone video Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
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Interstate 40 near mile marker 387 in Pender County, N.C. is flooded as a result of Hurricane Florence, blocking one of the major routes in and out of southeastern NC . NC DOT posted this drone video Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

Hurricane Florence and its remnants have battered North Carolina with wind, rain, massive flooding and destruction over the last few days.

On Monday evening, however, it brought a brief moment of beauty.

Suchita Shah Sata, a hospitalist and internal medicine doctor at Duke University Hospital, captured a picture of a double rainbow at the hospital in Durham. Sata snapped the photo at 6:27 p.m. and posted it on Twitter.

“We all took a minute,” Sata said of other workers at the hospital. “A lot of patients joined in, looking from their windows.”



The Life Flight helicopter has been evacuating patients from battered coastal hospitals to several Duke hospitals around the Triangle, Sata said.

Brian Murphy: 202.383.6089; Twitter: @MurphinDC

Mike Wendt helped evacuate families in the Old Farm neighborhood in Durham after the Eno River flooded the area on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. He says the waters rose a couple of inches every 10 to 15 minutes.

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