By David Rogers. September 4, 2019. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Members of the Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue “Swift Water Rescue Team” shipped out Tuesday morning, headed to Kinston, NC for pre-deployment and later to the Atlantic coast, where and if needed in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
COVER IMAGE: Photographic image contributed by Albert Yount to Blowing Rock News
Similar response teams from many different western NC and surrounding state jurisdictions were being sent to the coastal regions in anticipation of severe, life-threatening conditions caused by what at one time was a Category 5 tropical cyclone.
According to Blowing Rock News contributor and current member of the Board of Commissioners, Albert Yount, the inflatable boat is the same type used by Navy Seals.