June 1 marks the beginning of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, and while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts that we’re only looking at a below-normal hurricane season, that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t remain ready for the unexpected.
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As Hurricane Isaac made landfall on the eve of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, local, state and federal responders were at the ready to provide aid and assistance to Gulf Coast communities. Over the past two days, the Coast Guard has rescued 17 people and two pets by helicopter in the greater New Orleans area.
Storm warning flags at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island are flown to warn mariners hurricane conditions are present in the area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd class Tom Atkeson. The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season officially began last Friday, but two storm names have already been crossed off the list. Click on
Crewmembers of Coast Guard Station Atlantic City board the station's windows in preparation for Hurricane Irene in August 2011. The station's crew relocated in preparation to respond to emergencies after the storm passed. U.S. Coast Guard photo. While the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1, scientists at the Climate Prediction Center are
In late August the entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard braced as Hurricane Irene threatened lives and property. The approaching danger meant crews throughout the 1st Coast Guard District, headquartered in Boston, needed to work quickly to prepare and respond. Response plans were initiated to prepare the boating and port communities. Commands from New Jersey to northernmost Maine readied personnel and equipment to respond to a type of storm rarely seen in the United States.
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
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
Hurricane Isabel, part of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season, as seen from the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of NASA. The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts today and is a sober reminder to think about disaster preparedness for you and your family. When it comes to hurricane response and preparedness the Coast Guard works