The Story Behind The Frying Pan Tower Cam, Watched By Thousands As Hurricane Florence Hit
CHARLOTTE, N.C — As Hurricane Florence approached the Carolina coastline, the live feed from the Frying Pan Tower went viral as it showed an American flag flapping furiously in the high winds. WCCB caught up with the owner, who lives in Charlotte, Richard Neal. He discusses the history of the Frying Pan Tower, staying in the structure during other hurricanes, and what he plans to do with the American flag once the storm passes.
Thousands watched the live feed from the Frying Pan Tower cam as Hurricane Florence lashed it with powerful winds and high waves. Unfortunately, after the sun went down, the feed was lost due to storm damage at the receiver on the NC coast – not at the tower.