On Wednesday, the Red Cross deployed 16 disaster workers to join more than 1500 who are now in North and South Carolina.
There could soon be more on the way.
Ohio Task Force One has also hit the road in response. The team of 16 will help with search and rescue in areas hit hardest and can operate up to 24 hours at a time.
Duke Energy sent several crews to help with power, while an Air National Guard Base in Columbus looks like a plane parking lot.
Several military jets were moved from Virginia to avoid the potential for hurricane-force winds.
People living along the coast of the Carolinas say something does not feel entirely right.
Originally from Ohio, Heather and Rob Williams now run a scuba shop in Wilmington. They have ridden out storms in the past but left last night.
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