U.S. Army Reserve assists sheriff's office after Hurricane Matthew
Damaged offices at the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office in the basement of the courthouse, Nov. 2, 2016, in Kinston, N.C. Hurricane Matthew flooded a large portion of downtown Kinston to include the courthouse basement causing the sheriff's office to look for dry ground to continue their operations. They reached out to the 81st Regional Support Command who had an underutilized U.S. Army Reserve Center at the Kinston airport. Through the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, U.S. Army Reserve Defense Support of Civil Authorities and Stafford Act (Disaster and Emergency Act), the sheriff’s office was able to use the facility to continue to serve the citizens of Lenoir County. (U.S. Army photo by Timothy L. Hale)(Released)