CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Emergency responders from across our area are helping communities left devastated by Hurricane Matthew.
Charlotte firefighters went to Lumberton, North Carolina, where they saved dozens of people from the floodwaters.
Some MEDIC crews headed east to Benson, North Carolina, where they’re helping to respond to 911 calls.
Crews teamed up with Cleveland County Emergency Medical Services and Carolinas Health Care System’s mobile hospital to help any patients in need of medical attention.
“We have set up a state medical center here in Benson to alleviate some of the stress, but to also make sure those patients don’t inappropriately end up in the hospital,” said Travis Cryan, with Metrolina Health Care.
Rescue operations are still underway in many communities, where cars are covered with water.
Mooresville Fire and Rescue crews evacuated around 2,000 people in Sampson County.
The Denver and East Lincoln Fire Departments are stationed along the Neuse and Little rivers where major flooding is still a concern.
Gaston County deputies and local paramedics are in Columbus County to help those with the devastation.
The Salvation Army of the Greater Charlotte is in South Carolina, where it is feeding first responders and evacuees. The organization fed 900 people Sunday.
“Still a lot of areas are without power so they are still serving people who are waiting to come back to see if their homes made it through,” said Maj. Larry Broome, with the Salvation Army of the Greater Charlotte.
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