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Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The Coast Guard warned people to stay out of recreational waterways because of storm debris.


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse could get a new LED light

The beacon atop the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is decades old and needs constant repair. The light went dark twice this year after aging components broke down. The Coast Guard is considering changing the bulb to the latest technology available – an LED light.


Couple rescued from sailing vessel 180 miles off Washington coast

The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued a husband and wife from a sailing vessel 180 miles off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington.

Man attempting to row across Atlantic rescued in open ocean

The Coast Guard's Boston office says Niall Macdonald triggered his emergency radiobeacon at around 12:30 a.m. Friday after his specialized ocean rower started taking on water during rough seas.


Coast Guard suspends search for missing Oregon fisherman

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man who had been fishing from the shore near Clatsop Spit.


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