Coast Guard evacuates planes, choppers from Elizabeth City

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WITN) - The largest Coast Guard station in the country is moving aircraft out ahead of Hurricane Florence.

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City moved most of its airplanes and helicopters out today.

The Coast Guard says it is strategically moving the aircraft out of the area to protect them from the storm's impact while ensuring they remain in position to respond.

A single HH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter will shelter in place so the Coast Guard can perform life-saving operations when hurricane conditions recede.