‘The storm of a lifetime’: Emergency agencies prepare for Hurricane Florence

As the Category 4 hurricane barrels toward the East Coast, thousands of first responders are preparing for what could be a disastrous aftermath

By FireRescue1 Staff

With an estimated 5.4 million people ordered to evacuate, Hurricane Florence is already wreaking havoc as an entire coastline attempts to flee. Despite warnings from the National Weather Service that Florence could be the “storm of a lifetime” for many, many people are planning to stay and ride out the Category 4 hurricane, stocking up on canned food, bottled water and generators.

Industry personnel are also preparing for the storm, with hundreds of first responders working evacuation routes, prepping shelters and planning for significant flooding once the storm makes landfall.

A high definition camera outside the International Space Station caught a shocking video of Hurricane Florence as it swirled across the Atlantic.

As the East Coast braces for the storm, first responders continue be one step ahead.


Bedford is getting ready to be deployed to North Carolina for the coming hurricane. Members of NH Task Force 1, a Type 1...

Posted by Bedford Fire Department, NH on Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Posted by Bedford Fire Department, NH on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

RIGHT NOW: preparedness meeting is in progress for our command staff as we continue to get ready for #HurricaneFlorence.

Posted by Columbia Fire Department (SC) on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

‪Storm prep. Incoming Florida EMS resources and Vermont and Indiana USAR teams staged on Highway 70 in Garner, deployed for Hurricane Florence‬. With N.C. Forest Service as IMT.

Posted by Legeros Fire Line on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

We would like to remind everyone to stay safe as Hurricane Florence heads towards the coast of the Carolinas. For more preparedness information go to readync.gov

Posted by Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte NC on Monday, September 10, 2018

Hurricane update

Posted by Fayetteville Fire / Emergency Management Department on Wednesday, September 12, 2018


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