Dr. Joe Holley checks in from the field on Saturday night (Sept 15) after a few days spent in North Carolina with the Federal IST (Incident Support Team) following the landfall of Hurricane Florence. He details the challenges faced by responders in the face of continued heavy rainfall and rising flood waters. Joe, and hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley chat about some of the rescue situations as well as the resiliency of the local responders in the face of the continuous multi-day response.
Joe believes the worst is yet to come in some ways because the flood waters are still rising and thinks there will be a need for extra federal responders in the area for several weeks as the full extent of the damage to property and the toll on the lives of residents.
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