Coast Guard relocates assets from Elizabeth City, N.C.

5th Coast Guard District NewsMORRISVILLE, N.C. – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C, have temporarily relocated the station’s C-130 Hercules, HU-25 Falcon and MH-60 Jayhawk air crafts to Charlotte and the Raleigh-Durham airport in Morrisville, Friday.

The relocation is both to protect Coast Guard assets and to aid in the service’s pre and post hurricane response.

“Since the hurricane was predicted to track close to air station Elizabeth City, we’re moving our resources out and relocating to Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham,” said Lt. J.D. McManus. “We’ll run our ready crews out of Raleigh-Durham. So our C-130s and 60s will be located there to respond to any search and rescues pre and post storm. Being in Raleigh we’ll be able to come around the backside of the storm. We’ll also have more assets sitting down in Charlotte ready to respond.”
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