Monday, August 9, 2010

August 2010 - MOA remembers Katrina

Contact: Lori Meads, Educator | 252-335-1453
Remembering Hurricane Katrina

(Elizabeth City, NC) Join the Museum of the Albemarle in remembering the effect Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans in August of 2005 on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Gaither Auditorium through a personal insight by Lieutenant Tom Huntley. Lieutenant Tom Huntley is a Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter pilot stationed at Air Station Elizabeth City. Prior to attending flight training, he was a Deployable Team Leader at Maritime Safety and Security Team--Miami. Less than twenty-four hours after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, LT Huntley and his team were on the ground in New Orleans to provide much needed security for urban search and rescue teams. LT Huntley's team was credited with saving over 125 people from the flooded sections of the Lower 9th Ward, as well as facilitating the safe and effective search of over six hundred buildings. LT Huntley's presentation will include his first-hand account of inter-agency ground operations as well as an overview of Coast Guard rescue operations as a whole immediately following Hurricane Katrina.

For more information contact 252-335-1453.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the NC. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at

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