Monday 11 Dec 2017

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Swift Water Rescue Teams Meet With Governor

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Governor Roy Cooper  welcomed dozens of members of swift water rescue teams from across North Carolina to the Executive Mansion Friday and thanked them for their service during Hurricane Matthew. Governor Cooper signed a proclamation declaring October 6th as “Search and Rescue Day” in North Carolina in recognition of the lifesaving work done by these heroes.  Approximately 100 members of search and rescue teams from the mountains to the coast participated in Friday’s event. This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Matthew’s impact on North Carolina. Matthew dumped 8 to 12 inches of rain across much of central and eastern North Carolina and up to 18 inches in several communities. The storm set 17 county rainfall records and caused significant flooding along all six of the state’s river basins.  Numbers provided by the state officials show more than 98,700 homes were damaged, more than 660 roads were closed, and 2,336 people were rescued by swift water teams during Matthew.

2 Comments

  1. kialboots says:

    And pardon my ignorant use of the English language.

    Bless my heart….

    Reply

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