U.S. flag shredded by Hurricane Florence to be replaced with donated Old Glory

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

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

Flag retailer Flag and Banner has offered to donate a replacement, WMAZ-TV reported Friday. Neal told Fox News Friday that he'll replace the tattered flag as soon as he can.

"We should have helicopter access to the tower Wednesday or Thursday," he said from Charlotte, N.C., where he is riding out the storm.

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