MORRISVILLE, N.C. - Late on the evening of Sept. 20, Guardsmen working at the Army Aviation Support Facility 1 (AASF1) in Morrisville, North Carolina got the call that citizens in Kelly, N.C. would need to be evacuated.

Hurricane Florence impacted the Carolina coast less than a week before and moved slowly across the state causing many of the waterways, like the Cape Fear River which runs right past Kelly, to overflow their banks.