Global TransPark being used as base for storm rescue and response operations
The Global Transpark will be a base of operations for rescue and response as Hurricane Dorian makes its pass by Eastern Carolina.
The NCDOT released this statement about what to expect from the hub:
"Emergency response personnel, crews, vehicles and other equipment from across North Carolina and the U.S. are assembling at the Global TransPark in Kinston. The TransPark boasts one of the area's longest runways and is strategically located near interstate and connector highways, which has served it well as a staging area for emergency response in previous natural disasters.
Teams from North Carolina Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Guard, and other federal, state and local agencies are on hand and ready to respond to emergency requests for help.
In addition to housing emergency response crews, the Global TransPark will store emergency supplies, including rescue boats and aircraft, ready-to-eat meals as well as medical supplies.
The Global TransPark also served as an incident command post for emergency response operations during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Florence in 2018."