Gov. Cooper thanks Olympia’s firefighters for their service during Florence


The Governor visited the Olympia Volunteer Fire Department today and thanked all of the firefighters for all of their hard work and service during Hurricane Florence.

The fire station was also impacted by the hurricane and had about 10 inches of water inside.

The crew is now working out of a tent next door

The town also experienced down trees and down power lines.

They were out of power for three days.

The Chief of the Fire Department said that he is just honored to have the Governor at his station.

“We are grateful for our volunteer firefighters that they are trained to do so many things to step up,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “This particular fire department got flooded there wasn’t a lot of flooding around, but they took up the slack and helped some of the other fire department whose members got flooded and weren’t able to do their jobs.” 

Governor Cooper said that 28 counties have been declared disaster can apply for FEMA assistance.

He has been to 18 of them so far and plans to go to all of them.

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