Hurricane Florence draws FDNY group to North Carolina on 9/11 anniversary for storm preparation

By Meghan Keneally

Hundreds of relatives of 9/11 victims gathered in downtown Manhattan Tuesday as they do on every anniversary of the attacks.

First responders and everyday people who helped were honored and recognized with emotional messages and the somber ceremony marking the 17th year since terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers.

But one group of New York firefighters will be paying tribute to their fallen colleagues in a different manner, hundreds of miles south of the footprint of the towers.

They’re showing their respect through service, traveling to North Carolina to help prepare residents for the incoming Hurricane Florence.

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