Firefighters from Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and the Wilmington fire departments returned home to hugs and kisses after spending the past week in the Bahamas helping with recovery efforts after Hurricane Dorian.
The first responders were shocked with what they saw once they landed.
“When you get on the ground and ride through town, it just looks like a war zone. Its absolutely destroyed down there,” said Wilmington Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Steve Mason.
“I have never seen devastation like that,” added Carolina Beach Fire Chief Alan Griffin. “Full houses flipped upside down. Large boats washed up on the shore.”
But once in place, they didn’t waste any time before getting to work.
"We jumped right in on the fire station and have the roof dried in,” said Allen.