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Flag That Survived Hurricane Going For Thousands At Auction

Posted at 3:41 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 15:42:08-04

(LEX 18) – If you watched any of the livestreams of Hurricane Florence, you know that one, in particular, was a fan favorite.

The Frying Pan Tower’s live camera was viewed online by thousands of people. Located some thirty miles off the coast of North Carolina, a web camera there captured the ominous weather as the then category 4 hurricane moved toward landfall.

As the storm moved closer, an American flag was ripped to shreds in the winds. Pulling a cue from Francis Scott Key, the flag was still there following the Hurricane, albeit a little tattered.

Now, those at the Frying Pan Tower have posted the flag (which online users dubbed “Kevin” for some reason) for sale on eBay with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross.

That is against flag protocol, but the owner of the tower says he hopes people will still purchase the item for a good cause.

If you have $7K and want to own a piece of storm history, you can bid online here.