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Hurricane Florence - South Carolina National Guard Responds
South Carolina National Guard
Sept. 18, 2018 | 5:17
South Carolina National Guard Engineers, from the 122nd and 178th Engineer Battalions, build a barrier by placing 1,000 pound sand bags along a section of highway at Lake Busbee to prevent flooding off of highway 501 in Conway, S.C., September 18, 2018. Approximately 3,100 Soldiers and Airmen have been mobilized to prepare, respond and participate in recovery efforts as Tropical Storm Florence has caused flooding and damage to the state. (U.S. National Guard video by Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

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Spc. Cody Watkins, 125th Multi-Role Bridge Company crew member, participates in a training exercise on the Sampit River in Georgetown, South Carolina on Sept. 24, 2018. If the flooding gets as bad as expected, his fulltime mission will be on the water helping to transport emergency vehicles to and from the mainland.
S.C. Soldier’s childhood dream becomes reality
By Tech. Sgt. Andrea Rhode | Oct. 1, 2018
GEORGETOWN, S.C. - His journey began in middle school. There was a television show called "Inside Combat Rescue" that he watched nonstop. He dedicated his life to it. To this day, he still has every episode saved on his...

South Carolina National Guard Soldiers from the 125th Multi-Role Bridge Company, Abbeville, South Carolina, drive to a float bridge on the Sampit River in Georgetown, South Carolina, Sept. 26, 2018. The float bridge is used to transport main supplies to and from areas that can no longer be accessed by roadways.
S.C. National Guard prepares for the worst on Sampit River
By Airman 1st Class Cameron Lewis | Oct. 1, 2018
GEORGETOWN, S.C. - More than 60 Soldiers with South Carolina's 125th Multi-Role Bridge Company, out of Abbeville, were mobilized Sept. 11, and continue to provide support to local communities in response to Hurricane Florence...

Soldiers from the North Carolina Army National Guard 295th Signal Network Support Company (NSC), 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade configure the Commercial Coalition Equipment (CCE), part of their Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal (DIRECT) system. The unit used the system to support Columbus County Emergency Management 911 Dispatch in Whiteville.
Army Guard comm tool kit supports Florence response
By Amy Walker | Sept. 27, 2018
WHITEVILLE, N.C. - The North Carolina Army National Guard used its new tactical network communication tool suite, known as the Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal, or DIRECT, to provide lifesaving...

Sgt. Cody Puckett, 1226th Engineering Company training NCO and heavy equipment leader, fills a HESCO water barrier with dirt outside the Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, South Carolina, on Sept. 25, 2018. Approximately 2,000 South Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are on duty to support local authorities in response and recovery operations to the ongoing flooding that followed Hurricane Florence's landfall. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin are also supporting the South Carolina National Guard recovery efforts.
South Carolina Soldiers erecting quick-deployment water barriers
By Tech. Sgt. Andrea Rhode | Sept. 27, 2018
GEORGETOWN, S.C. - South Carolina National Guard Soldiers from the 1220th Area Clearance Platoon, 1226th Utilities Detachment and 1227th Engineering Detachment based in Batesburg, South Carolina, built a HESCO water barrier...

U.S. Soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard prepare a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for a transportation mission at Myrtle Beach International Airport, Sept. 25, 2018. The crew flew equipment to Georgetown, South Carolina, in response to flooding in the area from Hurricane Florence.
Pennsylvania Guard flies pump hoses and assesses flooding
By Capt. Travis Mueller | Sept. 26, 2018
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard task force in South Carolina launched reconnaissance and transportation missions Tuesday from Myrtle Beach International Airport. Pennsylvania Guard members and...

U.S. Army Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard’s Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 118th Regiment carry hoses to set up an AquaDam on Highway 17 in Georgetown County, S.C., Sept. 25, 2018. The Soldiers are assisting South Carolina Department of Transportation with setup of the AquaDam to keep roads open during the rising waters in the area after Hurricane Florence.
National Guard assists SC DOT to stem flood effects
By Capt. Stephen Hudson | Sept. 26, 2018
PAWLEY'S ISLAND, S.C. - Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard are assisting the state's Department of Transportation in constructing an AquaDam to keep Highway 17 open from Georgetown to Myrtle Beach during the...

The North Carolina National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Morrisville, North Carolina, hosted Guard members and aircraft from 13 states who have flown in to support the N.C. in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
Guard nation comes together after Hurricane Florence
By Staff Sgt. Mary Junell | Sept. 24, 2018
RALEIGH, N.C. - Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolina coast as a Category 1 storm Sept. 14, and then it sat there. Florence quickly downgraded to a tropical storm but moved slowly enough, at about 5 mph, that someone...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District Commander, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Palazzini, left, coordinates flood mitigations efforts underway along U.S. Highway 501 in Horry County, S.C., with South Carolina Army National Guard Lt. Col. William A. Matheny, commander, 122 Engineering Battalion, Sept. 16, 2018. Army National Guard engineering units are working here with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers logistics and technical experts in support of FEMA, state and local partners during post-storm recovery operations.
National Guard joins forces with Army Corps of Engineers
By Edward N. Johnson | Sept. 21, 2018
CONWAY, S.C. - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers logistics and technical advisors join forces with South Carolina National Guard engineering battalions as part of Hurricane Florence response and recovery operations in Horry...

Flood victims hold hands aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during an aerial evacuation over Marion County, South Carolina, Sept. 20, 2018. Pennsylvania Guard air crews joined to rescue them.
Pennsylvania Guard rescues two South Carolina flood victims
By Capt. Travis Mueller | Sept. 21, 2018
MULLINS, S.C. – Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team performed an aerial evacuation of two stranded residents Thursday. A Pennsylvania National Guard crew, PA-HART members...

Spc. Mathew Hernon, a motor transport operator of the 1058th Transportation Company, Massachusetts National Guard, wades through the remnants of Hurricane Florence to assist a disabled woman trapped in her vehicle on Sept. 18, 2018.
Massachusetts Guard member helps a neighbor in flood
By Sgt. 1st Class Laura Berry | Sept. 20, 2018
QUINCY, Mass. - While the remnants of Hurricane Florence continued to travel up the East Coast, Quincy was hit with flash flooding which resulted in some deep waters for commuters on Sept. 18. That was when motor transport...