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Ten N.C. emergency managers report to Hawaii to help with volcano response

Posted May 20, 2018 4:43 p.m. EDT
Updated May 20, 2018 5:11 p.m. EDT

— Ten emergency managers and fire service officials from North Carolina departed Saturday for Hawaii, to serve on an incident management team as Hawaii continues to respond to the erupting Kilauea volcano.

The team will work from an emergency operations center in Hilo, on the big island of Hawaii, supporting the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency. The team consists of one state emergency manager and nine county and local emergency managers and fire officials.

Team members come from emergency management agencies across the state, including Onslow County, and from NC Emergency Management.

The team will serve for two weeks before returning.

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