Hurricane Florence Relief News

Distribution DAT assesses Hurricane Florence damage as clean-up is underway at Distribution Cherry Point, North Carolina
Damage sustained by Hurricane Florence at DLA Distribution Cherry Point, North Carolina. (Photos provided by DDCN)
Oct. 3, 2018 - DLA Distribution Cherry Point, North Carolina was in the direct path of Hurricane Florence. Knowing this, a Distribution Disaster Assessment Team was pre-positioned and prepared to support its North Carolina center prior to, during, and after Florence passed.

DLA Troop Support provides food, generators, other materials for Hurricane Florence relief efforts
Soldiers assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade
Sept. 28, 2018 - “When reports of the storm and its possible impact began surfacing, the DLA Troop Support team began working with our customers and vendors to ensure supplies needed for victims in the affected areas would be available,” Navy Capt. William Clarke, Troop Support Operations and Plans director, said.

Military Aids in Florence Response Effort
Soldiers with the 74th Composite Truck Company, 129th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division rest at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 22, 2018. The soldiers have been conducting high-water rescue and relief operations in Lumberton, N.C. The soldiers deployed from Fort Campbell, Ky., to assist with the response to Hurricane Florence. Courtesy photo
Sept. 26, 2018 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — After two weeks of preparing and providing relief to communities devastated by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, active-duty soldiers are winding down rescue efforts while remaining ready to meet federal and local needs.

Evacuated DLA employee helps ensure food deliveries to North Carolina bases during Florence
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher Modro with 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, serves breakfast to Lance Cpl. Giovani DeleonAcosta, a food service specialist with Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 18, 2018. The chow halls returned to normal operating hours to provide meals to personnel and their families only three days after Hurricane Florence devastated the local infrastructure. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bethanie C. Sahms)
Sept. 26, 2018 - Pama Hamlett, a customer support specialist with DLA Troop Support, was forced to leave her home to seek shelter with her daughter, but not without her work computer and phone in tow.

U.S. Army North helping coordinate Hurricane Florence relief efforts
South Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1053rd Transportation Company assist a family that was trapped inside their vehicle during the early morning hours as a result of flood waters on the roadway in Hamer, South Carolina, Sept. 18.
Sept. 19, 2018 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — Soldiers continue to help evacuate residents in flood-ravaged communities along North Carolina's coastal plains days after Hurricane Florence made landfall.

DLA sends critical supplies to recovery teams, victims after Florence
Airmen from the South Carolina National Guard ride in a tactical vehicle to assist law enforcement with evacuation efforts as the Black Creek River begins to crest in Florence, South Carolina. DLA is providing supplies ranging from fuel to bottled water to first responders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Northern Command.
Sept. 19, 2018 - First responders assessing damage wrought by Hurricane Florence and military officials resuming operations after days of installation closures have access to fuel, generators and other critical supplies pre-positioned at federal staging bases by the Defense Logistics Agency.

DLA Distribution supports Hurricane Florence recovery efforts
DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams and Navy Rear Adm. Kevin Jones, commander, DLA Distribution, visit with Army Corps of Engineers representatives at Fort AP Hill, Virginia. (Photo provided by Fort AP Hill Public Affairs)
Sept. 18, 2018 - With the news that Hurricane Florence, a predicted Category 4 hurricane, was fast approaching the United States eastern shore, notably North and South Carolina, DLA Distribution team members were prepositioned and fully prepared to assist FEMA and the U.S. Northern Command with recovery efforts.

National Guard answered the call for Hurricane Florence
A Soldier with the South Carolina Army National Guard pauses for a moment while working with and the South Carolina Department of Transportation to fill sandbags as a result of flooding caused by Tropical Storm Florence, Sept. 15, 2018. Approximately 3,200 Soldiers and Airmen have been mobilized to prepare, respond and participate in recovery efforts as forecasters project Tropical Storm Florence has the potential to cause flooding and projected to damage the state as the storm makes landfall near the Carolinas and east coast.
Sept. 16, 2018 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — National Guard members flowed in from at least 28 states to help North and South Carolina units supporting civil authorities responding to Tropical Storm Florence.

Northern Command Actively Supporting FEMA Hurricane Efforts
Members of the South Carolina Air National Guard deploy to areas affected by Hurricane Florence to support swift water and search and rescue efforts, Sept. 14, 2018. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson
Sept. 15, 2018 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — U.S. Northern Command, the National Guard and military services are actively supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency along with state and local responders in the wake of Hurricane Florence’s landfall.

Northern Command Supports Hurricane Florence Response
Members of the West Virginia Army and Air National Guard monitor and coordinate the movement of National Guard assets and requests for assistance from local communities and neighboring states from the Emergency Operations Center in Charleston, W.V., Sept. 13, 2018. West Virginia National Guard photo by Edwin Wriston
Sept. 13, 2018 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — In support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Northern Command is leaning forward and actively posturing Defense Department forces in preparation for Hurricane Florence.