Many cities and towns across the state responded to needs caused by the disastrous Hurricane Floyd flooding. In Raleigh, city department heads called their counterparts in flooded areas to see what they could do to help. Raleigh also sent sixteen firefighters to Kinston and twenty police officers to Greenville. Cary sent six teams of building inspectors to Princeville. Over 100 municipalities volunteered help. Police officers, building inspectors, and heavy equipment were among the greatest needs.