Tag: 2011 hurricane season

Safeguarding ports from natural disasters

Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach

The Coast Guard's maritime transportation system management program ensures safe, efficient, secure and environmentally sound waterways essential to the flow of goods and commerce. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Approaching the midpoint of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane season the first eight named storms failed to reach hurricane strength. This

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Coast Guard response to Hurricane Irene

C-130 departs for Irene

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jawhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City provides an overflight of areas affected by Hurricane Irene in the area of Oregon Inlet, N.C., Aug. 29, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. As the season’s first Atlantic hurricane, Irene’s high winds and heavy rains downed trees, took out

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NOAA predicts above normal Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Julia sits off the eastern seaboard of the United States on Sept. 16, 2010. Image courtesy of NOAA.

Hurricanes Karl, Igor and Julia stack up off the eastern seaboard in this September 16, 2010, graphic. The three hurricanes were part of an onslaught of Atlantic storms during the 2010 hurricane season. Image courtesy of NOAA. With the June 1st beginning of the 2011 hurricane season looming in the not-too-distant future, the National Oceanic

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