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N.C. Forestry Crews Return From Relief Efforts In Florida

Posted October 1, 2004 5:48 a.m. EDT

— Workers from North Carolina just returned from a relief effort in Florida.

More than 50 members of the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources spent nearly three weeks helping storm victims.

"It's a lot more horrific than we realize and what we see here," said Marshall Humphries.

"The worst part of it is that they were putting things together after the first hurricane came through and just getting things back up and the second hurricane came back through," said Kevin Pittman.

Crews ran a hurricane relief supply line from a naval base in Jacksonville. They shipped food, water, ice an other supplies by truck and plane to some of the states hardest hit areas in.