DPS Dispatch

Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the efforts of the National Guard.     Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolina coast Sept. 14 as a Category 1 storm, then crawled its way out of the state.   In fact, Florence was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm and moved slow enough - about 5 miles per hour - that someone could have jogged along in the eye of the storm, staying relatively dry. 

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the efforts of the Purchasing and Logistics section and Legislative Liaisons.  

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the efforts of the State Highway Patrol.   If Hurricane Florence had been a motorist driving through North Carolina, she would have gotten a ticket for going too slow. The storm took its time moving across the state, crawling at 5 mph during a four-day period, dumping gallons of water and battering eastern NC counties. 

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the efforts of the juvenile justice employees.  

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the efforts of employees of the state prison system.      For the first time in state prison history, the mass evacuation that took place before Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina last month saw close to a tenth of the offender population moved from harm’s way.

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Communications Office's efforts.    "I spoke to you yesterday, and you were so awesome and patient, I couldn’t imagine calling anybody else,” said the voice on the other end of the phone line.

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Storm Response Series: While North Carolina braced for Hurricane Florence, numerous NC Public Safety agencies joined in the storm preparations, response and recovery. Today's blog provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Community Correction Office's efforts.  PPO’s take on added duties to help North Carolinians during tragic times

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RALEIGH – What started as a pencil sketch several months ago by Assistant Director of Prisons Facilities Management Mike Hall was unveiled as a monument dedicated to remembering fallen staff Friday morning in front of the Randall Building in Raleigh.  The brick monument, complete with a bench, sculpture, a list of 13 fallen staff and inspirational verse, stands in front of the building on 831 W. Morgan St. The words “Duty, Sacrifice, Honor” are inscribed on the front facing, while the words “Never Forget” greet visitors who want to visit the back.

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Hurricane Florence will be remembered as one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the state of North Carolina.  The monster storm battered the North Carolina coast, trailing inland, leaving a path of destruction throughout eastern coastal regions.  Thirty-seven people have died as the result of Hurricane Florence.  But before the massive storm even hit, North Carolina emergency officials were preparing for what meteorologists have called the second “500-year storm” to hit the state since Hurricane Matthew in 2016.  

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