UPDATE 3: Coast Guard North Carolina Hurricane Florence Response

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News Release  

Sept. 16, 2018
U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Florence Response
Contact: Hurricane Response Media Operations Centers
Hampton Roads/Elizabeth City: (757) 295-8435
North Carolina: (252) 515-0895

South Carolina: (305) 318-1864

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UPDATE 3: Coast Guard North Carolina Hurricane Florence Response

GOLDSBORO, N.C. - The Coast Guard continues to coordinate with partner federal, state and local agencies to respond to flooding from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, Sunday.

  • The Coast Guard has rescued 57 people and eight pets in North Carolina since Hurricane Florence began.
  • There are 35 shallow-water response boat teams deployed to North Carolina comprised of 128 people.
  • There are 130 Coast Guard members assigned to the North Carolina Incident Command Post in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
  • Shallow-water response boat teams are expanding search and rescue operations in Robeson county, Columbus county and Brunswick county today.

"As Florence moves through North Carolina, the shallow-water, surface response and port reconstitution of the Coast Guard will continue to accelerate," said Capt. Bion Stewart, leader of the Coast Guard's response to Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. "Our teams have been coordinating with our local, state and federal partners to ensure that as favorable operational conditions increase, we work together as efficiently and effectively as possible."