Carolina Bases Coping with Widespread Effects of Florence

Carolina Bases Coping with Widespread Effects of Florence

On Saturday, many installations in the path of Tropical Storm Florence reported they were in recovery mode assessing damage from the storm that started as a hurricane while contending with widespread flooding and power outages. As the weekend progressed much of the eastern portion of North Carolina, along with northeastern South Carolina, braced for more rain and severe flooding. At Fort Bragg, which was designated a Federal Emergency Management Agency support and staging areas for hurricane response, water has accumulated in a number of locations and in surrounding communities, reported Stars and Stripes. Officials there are expecting additional accumulations of 10 to 15 inches of rain. Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River was dealing with flooding, broken trees obstructing roadways and downed power lines. At MCAS Cherry Point, crews were clearing downed trees and power lines and repairing blown transformers and flooded power stations.

For a full rundown, read the story in Stars and Stripes.

Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gomez

 

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