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ANG rescue teams save 19 civilians following Hurricane Florence

Members of the 106th Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, drop from an HC-130J Combat King II during a rescue mission following Hurricane Florence,  Sept. 17, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Hagan)

Members of the 106th Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, drop from an HC-130J Combat King II during a rescue mission following Hurricane Florence, Sept. 17, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Hagan)

Alaska Air National Guardsmen from the 176th Wing’s 212th Rescue Squadron assist with recovering isolated flood survivors via a California ANG’s HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter crewed by members of the 210th RQS near Sampson County, N.C., Sept. 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Air National Guardsmen from the 176th Wing’s 212th Rescue Squadron assist with recovering isolated flood survivors via a California ANG’s HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter crewed by members of the 210th RQS near Sampson County, N.C., Sept. 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo)

SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. (AFNS) -- Air National Guard Search and Rescue teams from Alaska and New York conducted operations Sept. 17, in North Carolina's Sampson and Clinton Counties, resulting in 19 lives saved.

Staged in Ocean, Virginia, Alaska ANG Master Sgt. Cody Inman, pararescue team lead, 212th Rescue Squadron, said his team was notified of a mission around 12:30 p.m. from the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center.

"The [rescue] force launched in two HH-60 Pavehawks with a couple of C-130s to go rescue and recover isolated civilians," said Inman. "It was a cool thing to witness all the state Guard teams coming together to help those in need."

Inman added the team worked with local firefighters and other federal authorities to coordinate the operations and deliver the rescued citizens to a nearby medical center.

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