Pool Coverage Information for Governor’s Survey of Hurricane Florence Impact in Eastern NC


RALEIGH: This morning, Governor Cooper joined state and Coast Guard officials to survey Hurricane Florence’s impact on a Coast Guard C-130J Aircraft.

The aircraft departed Raleigh-Durham International Airport, first travelled south over the NE Cape Fear River, Fayetteville, flooded portions of Interstate 95, Hope Mills, and Lumberton. While weather prevented travelling over Wilmington, the plane headed east over Chinquapin, Jacksonville and Onslow County, and then over the Crystal Coast in Carteret County. Finally, the plane turned back north to fly over New Bern and Craven County before returning to Raleigh.

Governor Cooper was invited by Vice Admiral Scott Buschman of the United States Coast Guard and was joined by NC Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon, North Carolina Department of Public Safety Secretary Eric Hooks, North Carolina National Guard Brigadier General Todd Hunt, and FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Albie Lewis.

Pool media coverage was provided by AP, the Raleigh News & Observer, and UNC-TV.

Video Coverage

To access UNC-TV’s footage:

To Record a Video Feed of the Flyover Event (beginning at 3pm):


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To Download Digital Video Files via FTP of the Flyover Event:


User name:  gov1unctv 

Password:  G0v1ftpl0g1n!  (NOTE: The "0" is a zero in the password)


To access the N&O’s photographs, email: ssharpe@newsobserver.com

Print Coverage

To use AP’s coverage of the survey, call Gary Robertson: 919-821-4208 or email:grobertson@ap.org.


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