As Hurricane Florence continues to batter the Carolinas, an incredible thing is happening.
Amidst the gloom and doom of the mainstream media, who genuinely seemed a little disappointed in the storm’s slide back into Category 1 late last night, there are heroes doing some of the hardest work on the planet and saving numerous lives in the process. It’s the grim and the grand, all rolled up into an experience that’s uniquely American. We are the nation that runs into danger to save others.
It should come as no surprise, then, that this boldness and this courage were on full display on the east coast today.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 14, 2018
SAD UPDATE: Firefighters pray and console each other outside a Wilmington home that a large tree crashed through. We have now learned a mother and baby inside the home were killed: https://t.co/vnrDaUVyql #Florence #StormWatchOn2 https://t.co/4Xs24f9mGu pic.twitter.com/ms5nStxiWI
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) September 14, 2018
RIGHT NOW: New York City's Urban Search and Rescue team is in River Bend, North Carolina helping the Rhems Volunteer Fire Department evacuate and rescue people during Hurricane Florence. pic.twitter.com/dMPq8l52oA
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) September 14, 2018
The bravery and the sorrow notwithstanding, these fine Americans have now been praised by the President himself for their efforts.
Incredible job being done by FEMA, First Responders, Law Enforcement and all. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2018
And, as if to bring a humorous sense of solidarity to the otherwise stressful day, a Florida man traveled to the coast to help the Carolinas “fight” the hurricane.
— Mr. (@MrQuantumPhysic) September 14, 2018
Godspeed, patriotic warrior.