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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Some volunteer firefighters spent their weekend helping flooding victims in northwest Charlotte.

A group from Cook's Volunteer Fire Department spent the day picking up the pieces left behind after significant rain caused the Catawba River to flood.

For hours, the group raked leaves, picked up trash and moved large logs.

It's a small community on the riverside and not many people have to deal with what these people deal with with disasters like this. We have come out here just out of the goodness of our hearts to help this community, said John Gammons a firefighter.

Most of the residents on riverside drive say the power was restored Friday afternoon.

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