FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- U.S. Army Soldiers continue to help distribute supplies across the Carolinas while at the same time supporting evacuations and search-and-rescue operations across flooded areas.
President Donald Trump arrived in the Carolinas to see firsthand the devastation and recovery efforts across the Southeast. FEMA and various federal agencies, including the Army National Guard, provided briefings and assessments of the damage and ongoing support to the impacted areas.
Here are a few U.S. Army mission highlights as of 5 p.m. Eastern time, Sept. 19:
- Soldiers helped deliver 22,165 bottles of water and 7,392 meals to various regions in North Carolina.
- Soldiers evacuated 386 people and rescued 42 animals in various parts of the Carolinas.
- Army units provided support to local emergency services including high-water rescues along the Little River in Spring Lake, North Carolina, and evacuations of 24 roads in Hoke County.
- The Army National Guard has more than 1,000 High-Water Vehicles, approximately 17 Army National Guard boat teams, and more than 40 fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft available to support relief efforts.
Corps of Engineers
- United States Army Corps of Engineers districts are monitoring flood risk management projects and preparing for potential flooding.
- USACE has received 31 mission assignments -- including water and wastewater assessment, temporary roofing and dam safety technical assistance.
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