Florence: A Bad-Ass Hurricane Revs Up
Hurricane Florence will go down in history as one of the worst hurricanes to ever hit North Carolina.
FEMA's Florida Task Force Lends a Hand
FEMA's 28 nationally trained and certified Urban Search and Rescue teams are made up of specialists in communications, hazardous materials, logistics, medical, planning, rescue, technical, and water operations.
About as Bad as You Can Imagine
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A boat lays smashed against a car garage, deposited there by the high winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence along the Neuse River September 15, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina.
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People wait in line to fill up their gas cans at a gas station that was damaged when Hurricane Florence hit the area, on September 15, 2018 in Wilmington, NC.
New York's Urban Search & Rescue Team On the Scene
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Fayetteville, NC, residents being evacuated wait for members of New York Urban Search and Rescue Task Force One to position their rescue boat in an area flooded with waters from the Little River as it crests from the rains caused by Hurricane Florence.
Electric Cooperatives Stock Up on Supplies
Earl Jones, an apprentice line technician at Carteret-Craven EMC (left), coordinates restocking efforts as crews continue power restoration following Hurricane Florence.
Getting Ready to Roll Out
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Crews prepare to head out for restoration work after pickup up poles and distribution system hardware from the Newport, North Carolina headquarters of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative.
How Do You Get Anywhere in Wilmington?
Adding to residents' misery was the fact that key roads and highways all over the Wilmington area were still closed at mid-day on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
An All-Too-Common Sight
At press-time, some areas of coastal North Carolina remained cut off from the rest of the state because of historic flooding.