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The AMERICAN flag is seen shredded by the Hurricane Florence from the NC coast to be replaced-donated Old Glory

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Frying Pan Tower Is Whipped By Florence

Frying Pan Tower Is Whipped By Florence

The Frying pan Tower American Flag that millions of people saw being shredded by Hurricane Florence as it approached North Carolina and will be replaced by a new, donated by Old Glory.

A live stream Thursday showed the storm the abuse of the flag as it flew over an old Coast Guard station, 34 miles off the coast of North Carolina, which is now converted into a B&B run by Richard Neal, and is accessible by helicopter or boat in less treacherous circumstances.

The Frying pan Tower American Flag was shredded by Hurricane Florence as it approached North Carolina

Flag retailer Flag and Banner has offered to donate a replacement, WMAZ-TV reported Friday.

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“Thank you so much for the FLAG sponsor https://flagandbanner.com/ who is stepping up to help the tower with new flags,” Neal said at the B&B’s Facebook page.

Neal told Fox News on Friday that he will replace the torn flag as fast as he can.

“We need helicopter access to the tower on Wednesday or Thursday,” he said from Charlotte, N. C., where he rides out the storm.

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He told the Charlotte Observer that he fielded some angry phone calls from veterans from viewing the live stream.

“She told me,” this is disrespectful,’ and that I must get out there and replace it immediately in the hurricane,” Neal said.

Neal said the flag represents “who we are as America.”

“We are beaten, mistreated during difficult times, but we stay up, stay in the by the storm,” he told the paper.

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