FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Damage assessments, rescues, and evacuations continue as U.S. Army Soldiers provide aid and support to FEMA, local communities, and citizens recovering from Hurricane Florence.

The Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper surveyed the damage across the Carolinas Sept. 18 with relief effort leadership. Flooding continues to be a concern in the region. Federal, military and city officials are keeping watch on both the Cape Fear and Lumberton Rivers as they approach flood stage in the aftermath of the storm.