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iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- The Coast Guard joined rescue efforts on Sunday near Charleston, South Carolina, as rain continued to fall on the area, part of a storm system causing flash flood emergencies and power outages along the East Coast.

Gov. Nikki Haley said Sunday afternoon that the state was experiencing its worst rains "in 1,000 years," and urged residents to stay off the roads as conditions were "changing by the minute," with roads flooding and rivers at their highest levels in decades.

The Coast Guard Charleston Sector said it was assisting with land rescues in Berkeley County, near Huger, which is northwest of Charleston.

According to the National Weather Service, one area of downtown Columbia, the South Carolina capital, received nearly 17 inches of rain in 17 hours, and it was still raining.

"We're in the middle of it," she said. "We've still got easily another 24 hours that you should be extremely careful. We've got more rainfall that's expected."

There were six weather-related fatalities in South Carolina and two weather-related death in North Carolina, according to South Carolina Emergency Management Division as of early Monday morning, bringing the total of eight deaths across the two states.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation earlier announced Sunday that one of its workers died in flood waters in Columbia.

Columbia’s police department announced that authorities will commence concentrated search and rescue operations Monday morning. The operation includes helping residents of Columbia and Richland County residents who need to be evacuated. Those citizens who are rescued will be taken out of the flood zone in military vehicles and transported by bus to a designated safe zone shelter, said the department. Crews will also mark a bright orange ‘X’ on the front door of a house that had been checked.

The National Weather Service Charleston South Carolina tweeted that the flash flood warning for Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties was extended until 9:30 Monday morning.

South Carolina Emergency Management also reported that 10 counties or municipalities have declared states of emergency, while eight counties or municipalities have imposed overnight curfews.

Some 30,000 customers were without power, and a 75-mile stretch of I-95 was closed as a result of the flooding.

Over the next two days, parts of eastern South Carolina and North Carolina could receive 10 more inches of rain.

Other sections of South Carolina experienced incredible amounts of rain. Columbia received over 7 inches Saturday night, while North Myrtle Beach accumulated over 15 inches worth of water in the past few days.

South Carolina's Greenville-Spartanburg Airport got 2.3 inches of rain Saturday, breaking the record of 0.77 inches back in 1961, according to NWS meteorologist John Tomko.

On Sunday, the rain will begin to pivot and slip north and east toward the border of North Carolina and South Carolina and near the coastline. The combination of saturated ground and winds will likely bring down trees, as winds along the coastline will be gusting up to 30 miles per hour.

A flash flood emergency was issued for Berkeley and Charleston counties, with catastrophic flash flooding expected, according to NWS. A flash flood emergency was also issued for southern portions of Dorchester County, the NWS tweeted, which was characterized as a "life-threatening situation."

Meanwhile, Charleston County Emergency Management reported swift water rescues taking place in Charleston, North Charleston, Ladson, Cainhoy and Awendaw, with evacuations continuing in Shadowmoss.

Mario Formisano, emergency management director for Dorchester County, said that the flooding has been widespread and that there were about 140 rescues Saturday evening into Sunday morning. He added that SUVs and trucks were being used to rescue trapped residents, and that those rescued or evacuated were taken to Summerville High School.

According to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division early Sunday morning, more than 29,000 electric customers were without power throughout the state. It also reported that there are 83 road closures across South Carolina, 46 of them in Charleston County.

In downtown Charleston Saturday, roads were closed to incoming traffic as rain flooded roads and left some drivers stranded as their vehicles were surrounded by water. Meanwhile, inland parts of South Carolina were also hit hard by the rain.

The mid-Atlantic region was also affected by flooded roads and power outages were reported in several states.

On Friday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley emphasized the seriousness of the storm during a press conference: "We're going see rainfall at historic levels. This will be a historic rainfall event that we've never seen before in South Carolina."

In response to the storm, President Obama declared a state of emergency in South Carolina, which will bring federal assistance to state and local efforts.

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Carol McKinley/ABC News(ROSEBERG, Ore.) -- A Roseberg, Oregon, pastor whose daughter survived the Umpqua Community College shooting gave an impassioned sermon on Sunday, describing the horror unleashed in the school classroom.

"I want to tell of my family's hero," Pastor Randy Scroggins said to begin his sermon Sunday at a packed New Beginnings Church of God, telling the story of how his daughter, Lacey, 18, escaped being killed and the young man who likely saved her life.

Scroggins appeared to be on the verge of tears as he recounted what his daughter -- who was sitting in the front row of the church with her mother -- told him about the events of Thursday morning, when 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer, brandishing a gun, told everyone to get down.

At first Lacey thought it was part of a writing exercise for class, but then she realized it was all too real, Scroggins said.

She heard Mercer questioning her classmates one by one before he shot them, asking at least two, "What religion are you? Are you a Christian?"

Lacey told her father that the shooter then asked one man to come to the front. He gave the student a backpack with a thumb drive in it.

"You're the lucky one. You're not going to die today," he said.

After Lacey heard a shot so close to her head her ears were ringing, she realized the boy next to her, Treven Anspach, had been shot and he was bleeding, Scroggins said. That's when Anspach started rolling toward her.

"I felt Treven's body as it moved over mine," Lacey told her father.

"The blood of that boy that covered my daughter saved her life," Scroggins said.

With Anspach lying on top of her, Lacey didn't move when Mercer told her to get up. He asked a woman nearby if Lacey was alive, and when the woman replied that she didn't know, he walked over Lacey and shot another student, Scroggins said.

Mercer had killed nine people before police arrived and engaged him in a gunfight. The Medical Examiner's report said he took his own life and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told ABC News he believes the police could have shot him and then he killed himself.

"Someone asked me, 'Can you forgive the shooter?'" Scroggins told his congregation. "I don't focus on the man. I focus on the evil that was in the man."

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WCIV-TV(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- No amount of rainfall or flooding in Charleston, South Carolina, could dampen the wedding plans of a Kansas City couple.

Britney Mysinger and Jason Houdek had organized a Saturday wedding in Charleston, but as a major storm hit, they thought their plans were thwarted, according to ABC affiliate WCIV-TV. Police closed off access to the Charleston peninsula, forcing the officiant, photographers and make-up artists to back out.

Even the groomsmen were stranded on the Isle of Palms, miles from downtown Charleston, WCIV-TV said.

The bride and groom turned to the news station for help.

"If anyone in the area can actually marry us, that would be greatly appreciated," Mysinger told WCIV-TV.
And after that, the wedding began to fall into place. City Councilman Mike Seekings saw the broadcast, got in touch with the TV station and told the couple he could officiate the wedding.

Then college student Hannah Summer heard about the situation and volunteered via Twitter to be their wedding photographer.

Summer even found a member of a local acapella group to DJ the reception, WCIV-TV said.

And as for the stranded groomsmen, a military Humvee gave them a ride, according to WCIV-TV.

After a perfect storm of events, Mysinger and Houdek said their "I do's."

"With everyone just putting everything together we appreciate it so much, and it feels great to finally call this man my husband," Mysinger told WCIV-TV.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(ROSEBURG, Ore.) -- Religious services are taking place in Roseburg, Oregon to remember those killed in an Oregon community college shooting.

Family and friends of victims from Thursday's mass shooting at Umpqua Community College gathered for religious services on Sunday to remember the nine people who were killed.

Churches in Roseburg have opened there doors to anyone who needs to grieve, including Pastor Tim Powlison of the New Life Christian Center who said he was "broken-hearted in every imaginable way."

"People are in shock," he said. "Still in shock."

According to witnesses of the shooting, the shooter was targeting Christians specifically.

"I think our response as a church needs to be the response of Jesus, and that is to love love them," he said. "And, to let them know that we don't hate people.  We don't hate them."

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Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images(ROSEBURG, Ore.) -- The gunman who opened fire at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon Thursday died by suicide, officials said Saturday.

The news was released by Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin at a news conference, on behalf of the Oregon State Medical Examiner.

Ten people, including the gunman, died in the shooting spree.

Hanlin said law enforcement officials were on the scene within five minutes of the first 9-1-1 calls and four minutes later, the shooter was down.

The sheriff also reported another gun was found at the shooter's residence, bringing the gunman's total number of firearms to 14.

Classes will be canceled at Umpqua Community College this week and grief counselors will be on hand to meet with students.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Yayo Grassi, a gay man and former student of Pope Francis who met with the pope in Washington D.C., said Francis "is not afraid to have a gay friend."

"Me being gay is no different [to the pope] than me having blue eyes," Grassi told ABC News Saturday. "It's not different than me living in Washington. It is part of my life. And the way he accepted my boyfriend, it is a validation of how happy he is that two people of the same sex can be together and happy and miss each other when we are not close to each other."

Grassi brought his boyfriend of 19 years, Iwan Bagus, to the private meeting with Francis at the Papal Nunciature in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23.

"When he [Francis] shows up on that corridor and I see him, and we embrace, it was so wonderful," Grassi said of the meeting.

"I joked with him, we told each other a couple of jokes, and then I introduced all my friends to him, and they had things to bless and we talked," Grassi said. "He asked me how my business is doing, what kind of food I was cooking, really things of a friend, that a friend would ask another friend.

"We never discussed anything about me or my boyfriend," Grassi said. "We discussed my life, we talked about a lot of other things. I didn't feel it was important to him to discuss it with me. He didn't bring it up. I didn't bring it up.

"I think the message that he puts forth is that of understanding, is that of not judging," he said.

Grassi first met Francis when the future pope was his teacher.

"I think that we all had one teacher, one mentor that we love very much and we consider that person extraordinary, remarkable. I think that he was he has a superior mind, he has an intelligence that goes beyond the common intelligence of regular people," Grassi said.

When Grassi learned the pope was coming to the U.S., he wrote to him.

"I said, 'I know you're going to be very busy but I would love to see you, and if you have time, and if you think that it would be possible, let me know.' And he wrote back to me and said, 'Let me think of a time and schedule that will work for both of us.' Something like that, something to that effect," Grassi said.

"Then when I realized how busy and exhausting his schedule was here in the states. ... I thought, its better if I don't see him this time. We can always see each other sometime else."

But two weeks before Francis' trip, Grassi received a surprising call.

"He called my cell phone. And I just couldn't believe it," Grassi said. "I thought it was a prank at the beginning. But he called me by the nickname when I was a student so I knew it was him. ... I said 'Oh my God what are you doing.' And he said, 'Well I have your phone number you told me to call you.' And I said, 'Yeah, but call me from Washington ... you don't have to pay long distance!'

"He's just so much fun. And he said, 'Well, I would like to give you a hug when I'm in Washington.' And I thought, 'Well OK, are you sure that you have the time?' And he said 'Yeah, I have the time. I want to make time.'"

Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Director of Holy See Press Office, confirmed Grassi's meeting with the pope in a statement Friday.

"Mr. Yayo Grassi, a former Argentine student of Pope Francis, who had already met other times in the past with the Pope, asked to present his mother and several friends to the Pope during the Pope's stay in Washington, D.C.," the statement said. "As noted in the past, the Pope, as pastor, has maintained many personal relationships with people in a spirit of kindness, welcome and dialogue."

The pope's U.S. trip also included a meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who has refused to marry same-sex couples.

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ABC News(ROSEBURG, Ore.) -- A nursing student who was at the community college in Oregon on the day a gunman opened fire recalled tending to her dying friend and the heroism of the Army veteran who confronted the shooter.

Sharon Kirkham was in the class nextdoor along with her friend Kim Dietz at Umpqua Community College when the shooting started Thursday. At first, they thought they heard something that sounded like a firecracker.

“Kim gets up and goes to the door and walks out,” Kirkham told ABC News. "And then you hear rapid fire, like three in a row. The door opens back up, and Kim comes back in the room and slumps over. I realized she’s shot.”

Kirkham performed CPR on her friend while more gunshots rang out. Dietz died in her arms, Kirkham said.

Then Chris Mintz, an Army veteran, came into the classroom and told everyone to get down and turn off the lights.

“As soon as the door shut, the other door from the classroom opened and it was the shooter and that’s when he shot Chris because I could hear Chris yelling, 'It’s my son’s birthday!' Then you hear rapid gunfire,” Kirkham recounted.

Mintz was shot seven times.

“The next thing I see, I look up and there was the officer with the gun and I saw him shoot," said Kirkham. "And then I don’t know how much time elapsed, and then they called an ‘all-clear.’"

The incident left 10 people dead, including the gunman, and seven injured.

Once the shooter was neutralized, Kirkham said a young woman who was shot in the leg needed help getting out.

“So I just picked her up and carried her to the end of the breezeway and gave her to a cop.”

Then, Kirkham tended to Mintz.

“I just knelt down and I just held his hand until they made me leave him. But he’s a hero,” she said.

“The last thing you really think is ‘gunshot,’" she said. “We were worried about getting our paper turned in, and it just took everybody’s world and turned it upside down.”

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Bergen County Prosecutor's Office(LITTLE FERRY, N.J.) -- A New Jersey priest was jailed after he was accused of pointing a gun at an 8-year-old before services at his church.

Father Kevin Carter allegedly took an 8-year-old to a rectory room at the St. Margaret of Cortona Roman Catholic Church in Little Ferry, New Jersey, and told the child to stand against the wall, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said.

Carter then "retrieved a long gun from nearby and pointed it at the child with an indication that he would shoot him," the prosecutor's office said in a press release.

The gun was described as a functioning Civil War-style musket, according to the prosecutor's office.

The alleged incident took place before Sunday services on Sept. 13 after the boy arrived at church with his family, and was "witnessed by several individuals that were standing outside of the room," the prosecutor's office reported.

A parishioner of the church then reported the alleged incident to the Newark Archdiocese on Sept. 25, the Archdiocese told the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office on Sept. 28.

Authorities found Carter at the rectory on Friday and "a search of his room located the weapon in question, as well as gun powder, ammunition and associated items for the gun," the prosecutor's office said.

Carter, 54, was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault by pointing a firearm. Bail was set at $15,000.

It was unclear whether Carter has an attorney. The Archdiocese of Newark did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Dallas County(DALLAS) -- The man accused of killing a Dallas dentist last month has been arrested for capital murder and the woman accused of hiring him to commit the crime is at-large, police said on Saturday.

Kristopher Love, 31, was arrested Friday for the murder of Dr. Kendra Hatcher, the Dallas Police Department said. The 35-year-old dentist was shot execution-style in the parking garage of her apartment complex on September 2.

Love was in possession of the suspected murder weapon when he was taken into custody, police said.

A warrant was also issued for the arrest of 33-year-old Brenda Delgado, who was accused of hiring Love to kill Hatcher. The arrest warrant for Delgado is also for capital murder, police said.

Love was charged with capital murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, police said, and taken to the Dallas County Jail on a $2.5 million bond.

Love has admitted to his role in the robbery which resulted in Hatcher's death, according to his arrest warrant affidavit.

Days after the September shooting, a third suspect, Crystal Cortes, 23, was arrested in connection with the murder. Cortes allegedly admitted that she conspired with Delgado to "rob the complainant for remuneration which resulted in her death," according to the arrest warrant affidavit for Love.

The attorneys for Love and Cortes could not be immediately reached for comment.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The boy who stunned the world last month when he sang for Pope Francis spoke out about the moving rendition and reprised the performance for ABC News.

Bobby Hill, 14, of Pennsylvania, told ABC News' David Muir that he was "a little nervous but I was more excited I would say" about singing Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" for the pontiff during his visit to Philadelphia.

His choir director told him that they needed to fill a minute between The Fray and legend Aretha Franklin.

"Um, it’s kind of all a blur, but, I don’t remember exactly what he said, but he said, “You’re gonna be singing, and you’re gonna be singing “Pie Jesu” and, I’m like, “okay.” And, I was like, “Ok, cool,” Bobby remembered.

Afterwards, Bobby walked up to the pope and handed the pontiff a rock that the choir he performs with, the Keystone State Boychoir, picked up during a trip to Antarctica several years ago.

"I tell him that it’s from our choir...from Antarctica, and “We’d like you to have it, it’s the rock of Peter and then he asked if it was for him and he said, “Thank you,” he said.

The surprised pope asked "for me?" and gave him a rosary in return.

Bobby's dad, Jerrold, said that the gesture epitomized the giving nature of his son.

Bobby "always will give you the last of something he has. “Oh, you want the last one?” I’d say, “No, you like those. You have it.” “But, I want you to have it,” he told ABC News, choking up in the process. "Anyway, sorry. It’s the spirit that animates him. And I think he stays grounded because he knows that, uh, he’s just Bobby."

Bobby said that he has been recognized after his show-stopping performance.

"They’re like, “Are you that kid that sang for the Pope?” And they’ll ask for a selfie or something like that," he said.

The teen, recognized as Person of the Week on World News Tonight, said that he'd like a career in music one day.

"Yeah, that’s really my dream," he said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ROSEBURG, Ore.) -- Three of the victims of the horrific mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon have been identified by their families -- including a woman who wanted to be a pediatric nurse and a teen who had just started school.

The shooting left 10 dead, including the gunman, and seven injured.

Lucero Alcaraz's sister posted a moving tribute to her younger sibling, saying the college student had wanted to be a pediatric nurse.

"I never got the chance to tell you how proud of you I was," Maria Leticia Alcaraz wrote on Facebook. "You would have been a great pediatric nurse. I was so proud of you for getting you college completely paid through scholarships and you made it into college honors. You were going to do great things love."

She declined to comment further to ABC News.

A second victim was identified by her family as 18-year-old Rebecka Carnes. Her father, Justin Carnes, confirmed she had died in the shooting and said the student had just started her first week of school.

A third victim was identified as Kim Dietz. Her husband Eric Dietz posted a picture of his wife on Facebook.

"It is with deep grief in my heart that I must announce that Kim was one of the people killed yesterday at UCC," he wrote in the Facebook post.

Carolyn Whitehorn, the mother-in-law of Kim Dietz, said her granddaughter (Kim Dietz's daughter) was also a student at the community college but in a different location in the school during the shooting and was unharmed.

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NOAA via Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The Coast Guard says it is searching for a cargo ship with 33 people on board that has gone missing near the Bahamas after it was caught in Hurricane Joaquin.

The Coast Guard says it is searching for a cargo ship with 33 people on board -- including 28 Americans -- that has gone missing near the Bahamas after it was caught in Hurricane Joaquin.

The U.S.-flagged El Faro, which also had five Polish nationals on board, left Jacksonville, Florida, en route to Puerto Rico on Tuesday. At 7:20 a.m. Thursday, the Coast Guard said it received notification that the ship had lost propulsion and had a 15-degree list. There has been no communication with the ship since, according to company that owns the ship, Tote Maritime.

"There are a number of possible reasons for the loss of communications among them the increasing severity of Hurricane Joaquin," Tim Nolan, president of Tote Maritime Puerto Rico, said in a statement on Friday.

The Coast Guard said two Air Force C-130 Hurricane Hunter aircrews tried unsuccessfully to reestablish communications with the ship on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Coast Guard has released video of a different Joaquin-related rescue -– of 12 mariners who abandoned their sinking cargo ship and crowded into a life raft northwest of Haiti Thursday.

The survivors, who were hoisted aboard a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue chopper, had “no major medical concerns” -– but amid 10 foot swells and 40 mph winds, the ship sank with more than $2 million worth of cargo, the USCG said.

The University of Louisville will continue its review in full cooperation and coordination with the NCAA  and if warranted, take any appropriate action.  The allegations have been taken very seriously.  In no way would anyone at this institution condone the alleged activities.  To preserve the integrity of the review process, the University will withhold comment on any details until the review is concluded.

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iStock/Thinkstock(CLEMSON, S.C.) -- A small plane crashed in South Carolina near the Georgia border Friday afternoon, killing four people, authorities said.

Witnesses called rescuers around 3:20 p.m. when they saw the Piper PA-32 going down in the northwest part of the state, according Oconee County Emergency Services PIO Adam Williams.

The plane had been headed to the airport in Clemson, South Carolina "when air traffic controllers lost contact with the flight," the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

The identities of the victims and cause of the crash were not immediately known.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Hurricane Joaquin is creating "extremely dangerous conditions" in the Bahamas, according to the National Weather Service, and the United States won't be immune to its extreme side effects, on top of a separate storm system.

Though forecast models indicate the hurricane's track will remain offshore of the Carolinas to Mid-Atlantic states, the National Weather Service said Friday it's still uncertain how close Joaquin will come to the northeastern areas of New England and Cape Cod, as well as Nova Scotia and Bermuda, during the next several days.

Hurricane Joaquin was upgraded to a Category 4 storm Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Its maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph with higher gusts, the National Weather Service said Friday.

Here's what you should know about this weekend's extreme weather:

Strong Winds:

Even if Hurricane Joaquin remains offshore, "strong onshore winds associated with a frontal system" are expected through the weekend, the National Weather Service said, along the coasts of the Mid-Atlantic and northeastern states.


In those same areas of the United States, people should prepare for "minor to moderate coastal flooding" this weekend, even if Joaquin stays offshore, the National Hurricane Center stated Friday.

Swells have begun to affect portions of the southeastern coast of the United States and will spread northward along the East Coast through the weekend.

"These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions," the National Hurricane Center said in a public advisory Friday morning. "Regardless of Joaquin's track, a prolonged period of elevated water levels and large waves will affect the mid-Atlantic region, causing significant beach and dune erosion with moderate coastal flooding likely."

Aside From Joaquin:

The United States may be hit with a double whammy of extreme weather that's not related to Hurricane Joaquin. The National Weather Services said Friday that "very heavy rains, not associated with Joaquin, are expected to produce flooding over portions of the Atlantic coastal states."

In New York, nor'easter-like weather, with strong wind and rain, is expected to cause delays at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports.

Forecasts predict wind gusts of up to 60 mph in the New York area, with warnings of power outages from trees that may fall into power lines.

What is Being Done to Prepare?

Governors in many coastal states are warning residents to be ready for wet storms, power outages and road closures. States like New Jersey and New York that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 are particularly wary.

Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency in New Jersey, as have governors in North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Christie said Thursday "the immediate threat is for severe flooding on Friday and Saturday."

New Jersey Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett Thursday reminded residents using portable generators during power outages to follow manufacturer's guidelines to reduce the risk of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning. After Superstorm Sandy, there were five carbon monoxide deaths in New Jersey because of improper use of portable generators, Bennett said.

Where is the Storm Right Now?

ABC News will be running a live radar tracker throughout the day, seen below:

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(ROSEBURG, Ore.) — Before opening fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon Thursday, the 26-year-old shooter gave a bunch of papers and a thumb drive to someone on campus, multiple sources told ABC News.

They contain hate-filled writings and material, with the information on the thumb drive found to be more extensive, they said.

The messages in the papers and thumb drive that the suspect left behind can be described as espousing racial and social hatred, one source added.

The shooter has been publicly identified as Chris Harper-Mercer. He died after exchanging gunfire with police, according to Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin, though it is unclear whether he was killed by police or by his own hand.

The shooter's motive has not yet been publicly identified.

The gunman opened fire at the school, in Roseburg, Oregon, just before 10:40 a.m., leaving 10 dead and at least seven others injured, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

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