08/27/11 251 W - + 1 - 7 Storm Stuff

Skimming the news and social media web sites, here are some sundry details about Hurricane Irene's passage through North Carolina. Readers are welcome to contribute. 


Deaths and Injuries

Damage and Closures

Emergency Response

Task Force 8 headed to Hyde County tonight…

REDS from Garner gone to Williamston…

Twin Rivers Mall in New Bern, via WRAL reader photo:

Legeros - 08/27/11 - 22:20

And the WRAL reader photo of the Goldsboro mall roof collapse:

Legeros - 08/27/11 - 22:22

NCTF4 is in Tyrell County.
Bob P. - 08/27/11 - 23:33

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WRAL reader photo of the Weldon Fire Department’s roof, in Halifax County:

Legeros - 08/27/11 - 23:34

funny thing about news coverage on FD teams headed to the coast! Both local stations did stories on Charlotte and Apex but nothing on TF 8!
Jason Lane - 08/28/11 - 17:19

I agree Jason, thought the same thing…from what I have been told (from TF8 personnel that were there) is that they were sent as a structural collapse component and other USAR’s were sent as Swiftwater components and with the flooding the SWR teams were used more than the SCT team(s). Guess makes for better stories?!?
Former TF8 - 08/29/11 - 16:04

News 14 carolina did a story on Charlotte fire usar and swift water team gearing up to head east, Wral did a story and road Apex Fire swift water boat about them being one of several teams preparing to head east. But no news station mentioned TF 8 going full assignment usar and swift water! I wonder if it’s one of those didn’t know kind of things!
Jason Lane - 08/29/11 - 20:10

The media that were riding on the Apex boat just called the station and asked what we were doing to get ready for storm. We were testing a boat that wegot back the day earlier from the shop. They wanted to do a story and Chief said come on.
Scooter - 08/29/11 - 22:36

Thanks Scooter! where did ya’ll end up going? Also some of our HEART/HELO boys were staged with SHP bird!
Jason Lane - 08/29/11 - 23:52

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