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Homeless woman wades in neck-high floodwater to safety

Hurricane Matthew causes flooding on Atlantic coast

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(Associated Press)

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Floodwaters several feet deep submerged a long stretch of President Street, which links downtown Savannah to the highway to Tybee Island.

Cassandra Coleman and her boyfriend were stopped in her car at the impasse Saturday morning when they saw a woman wading through floodwaters waters up to her neck.

"We thought she was going to fall. She kept staggering through," Coleman said.

The shivering woman made it to the water's edge. A bystander handed her a sheet, which she wrapped around her neck.