FEMA Response Team Performs Swift Water Rescue In Hurricane Florence

first published on September 16, 2018 by

Video shows a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team conduct a swift water rescue of a stranded motorist in Cumberland County, North Carolina on September 15, 2018.


The FEMA rescue team shown in the video are members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and deployed all the way from California to assist in the public safety response for Hurricane Florence.

Although Florence was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it made landfall on the eastern United States, deadly and catastrophic flooding resulted on an epic scale. In fact, the raining and flooding are actually presently increasing.

Florence has been responsible for the deaths of 14 people and hundreds still remain trapped in the effected areas. Over 750,000 people are without power, and many people are reporting price gouging on goods and commodities in the region.

The city of Wilmington, North Carolina is entirely flooded and access is totally cut off by flood waters as far out as 40 miles. Much needed supplies and assistance cannot reach the desperate residents.