North Carolina National Guard Soldiers work with federal agencies and local first responders from across the country to rescue displaced citizens affected by Hurricane Matthew. Soldiers also work with members of the community to distribute over 1700 cots, over 20 pallets of water and meals-ready-to-eat. More than 1100 North Carolina National Guard troops and nearly 200 high water and rescue vehicles have been activated. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to assist with rescues. The National Guard, State Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard have increased aviation assets and completed more than 2,000 air rescues. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard Public Affairs/Released)
Taken: 10.13.2016 | Photo by Sgt. Leticia Samuels
LUMBERTON, N.C. – Water, food and electricity are all essentials citizens of Robeson County are without. North Carolina National Guard Soldiers activated on Oct. 8, 2016 for State Active Duty (SAD) work with numerous federal agencies providing support by transporting water, meals-ready-to-eat and cots to displaced citizens. Hurricane Matthew tore through the Southeastern region of the United States on Oct. 7 hitting N.C. the hardest, leaving costly damage to repair. Governor Pat McCrory activated the North Carolina National Guard to augment the first responders force in rescuing displaced citizens all over Eastern N.C. “Initially, it was chaos,” said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Darren Deese, the tank master gunner...
10.15.2016 | US | Story by Sgt. Leticia Samuels