08/27/11 194 W, 10 I - + 1 - 2 Scenes From Irene

Here are some scenes from around the Capitol City, from the last 24 hours. See more photos of Task Force 8. More other photos forthcoming. Click to enlarge:

Left: NC USAR Task Force 8 members secure equipment in one of
their tractor-drawn trucks. Right: Task Force 8 members are briefed
before departing the Keeter Training Center late Friday afternoon.

Left: Task Force 8 heads east on Highway 64, while a crazy guy in a
Hawaiian shirt watches from the Wendell Falls Parkway bridge. Right:
The North Carolina Emergency Operations Center started their Saturday
morning operational period with a 7:00 a.m. briefing.

Left: The briefing opened with a meteorology report. Right. One of
the many "big boards" at the EOC, located at 116 W. Jones Street.

Left: Space and supplies are ready at Raleigh Fire Station 8, for
operational command needs. Right: Crews clear a tree that struck
a vehicle on Wade Avenue just east of Gorman Street.

Left: Firefighter operates chainsaw provided by EMS Truck 1,  which also
responded. Right: Firefighter watches electrical arcing on White Oak Road.
Units secured the roadway, and awaited the arrival of utility workers.
Mike Legeros photographs.

Thanks for braving the elements Lee and Mike.
Tex - 08/27/11 - 16:30

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