Navy ships, aircraft returning to Hampton Roads following Hurricane Florence

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Nearly 30 ships and 128 aircrafts will be returning to Hampton Roads following Hurricane Florence. 

Navy officials say that beginning today, the aircrafts will make their way back to Hampton Roads bases and surface ships will start returning to Hampton Roads on Sunday. 

The U.S. Fleet Forces Command ordered all Navy ships and flyable aircraft in the Hampton Roads area to sortie ahead of Hurricane Florence on September 10.

The USS Kearsarge and USS Arlington will remain underway prepared to provide defense support to civilian authorities, if requested through U.S. Northern Command.

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