As of Sunday, the Army had committed 13,000 soldiers to provide search and rescue, supply distribution, and other emergency relief services for the affected areas, an Army spokesman told Task & Purpose on Monday. They’re backed up by more than 90 rotary wing aircraft from Army, Army National Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve units and 3,000 Army High Water Vehicles.
Below are a collection of photos of the impact area, and troops in action.
Flooding in North and South Carolina has resulted in many residents requesting assistance to evacuate from flooded homes and vehicles
As of Monday the 17th, the death toll of the storm as reported by NPR is at 23 confirmed dead as a result of Hurricane Florence
Brad Howard heads The Armchair Airman, a column on military tech and foreign policy. Also he does all the video stuff for the site. He holds an M.A. in Film from American University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He was also in the U.S. Air Force for four years. Brad has previously worked at the Smithsonian, and interned at The Discovery Channel and The Atlantic Council.