- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina National Guard says it is sending more than 500 soldiers and airmen to help South Carolina in efforts to recover from record flooding.

A statement issued Thursday said personnel from N.C. Emergency Management and resources along with the National Guard will support South Carolina’s flood response and recovery in a number of areas, including public information and staff support, setting up road barriers and providing critical necessities like water.

The Guard’s primary missions will be damage assessments of roads, bridges and building, debris removal, road repair, vertical and horizontal construction and communication support.

Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk, adjutant general of North Carolina, said other states came to North Carolina’s aid after Hurricane Floyd in 1999, and says it’s the Guard’s honor and obligation to reciprocate.

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