As Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas last week, the U.S. military prepped for the aftermath of the deadly storm by forward deploying troops and supplies.

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

Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gomez
Marines with Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune help push a car out of a flooded area during Hurricane Florence, on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Sept. 15, 2018.


hurricane florenceU.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic
USCG shallow-water response boat team in action.


US Coast Guard
Members of Coast Guard Shallow-Water Response Boat Team 3 help pets stranded by floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence near Riegelwood, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018.

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

hurricane florenceU.S. Coast Guard
USCG Mid-Atlantic photo of a rescue in North Carolina.


Hurricane FlorenceJaime Rodriguez Sr.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO), Tuscon flight crew from departs from TAC Air field in Raleigh N.C. to execute search and rescue missions as well as damage assessments. September 16, 2018

Due to the flooding, Wilmington, NC, a town of 115,000 is temporarily cut off from the mainland. Food and water are being airlifted in for stranded residents

Hurricane FlorencePetty Officer 3rd Class Juan Pinale
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 prepares to deliver supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock during a replenishment at sea.

Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River are in Tropical Cyclone Condition One Recovery

Hurricane FlorenceDustin Williams
An MH-60T Jayhawk Helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, evacuates residents from Rocky Point, North Carolina

Some have it easier than others

hurricane florenceLance Cpl. Damaris Arias
U.S. Marines with Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training conduct post-hurricane cleanup at the Marine Corps Exchange on Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Sept. 16, 2018.