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Small boats, big missions

After Hurricane Matthew dumped 18 inches of rain on North Carolina, Coast Guard Western River Flood Punt Team worked with local and state agencies to assist. The team, comprised of members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River, Upper Mississippi River and Aids to Navigation Team Colfax, Louisiana, completed a total of 23 missions, eight rescues and more than 280 wellness checks.

Change in season: Fall weather hazards

Fall is officially here, and while it is a beautiful and usually mild time of year, it can also bring unusual weather. Since fall is a transitional season, weather hazards seen during both warm and cold months, including hurricanes, wildfires, intense winds, flooding, droughts, early season snow and more, can occur. Common fall hazards include floods, fog, hurricanes, solar flares, wildfires, wind and winter storms – just to name a few. Read more about being safe this fall!

Brace for another active hurricane season

Sandy

It may feel like Superstorm Sandy happened just yesterday, but this weekend already marks the first day of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts we’re in for an above-average season, which means there is an extremely high probability of at least one major hurricane making landfall in the Gulf Coast and East Coast.

Port assessment teams respond to 2011 floods

Flood level

Petty Officer 2nd Class Bruce Matlock, a marine science technician at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, looks out over the rising water of the Atchafalaya River, May 17, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Renee C. Aiello. Since April, Coast Guard men and women have deployed in support of

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Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers assist residents in Midwest flood zone

Midwest flooding

Coast Guard Reservist Lt. j.g. Ash Thorne wades out into a water-covered driveway that his disaster area response team had crossed to rescue a couple trapped in their home by floodwater. Thorne is supervising two teams of Coast Guard Reservists from Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River as they assist in flood response in rain-soaked

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Day 11: Final Coast Guard Video of the Year nominee

Our eleventh and final video features the rescue of three people, their cat and dog during the Red River Valley floods from an aircrew from Air Station Traverse City, Michigan and is narrated by Avionics Electrical Technician (AET) Second Class Kevin Davis. (U.S. Coast Guard illustration) Click the image to watch the video and cast

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itCG-Rescue crew honored, good buoy, Kane’ohe tow, Ida impacts, In memoriam: Elizabeth F. “Betty” Splaine

A Clearwater Coast Guard chopper crew was recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty to save lives. (Courtesy WFLA-TV News Channel 8, Tampa, FL) Guardians from the CGC Fir replaced a critical weather buoy at the mouth of the Columbia River just in time before the arrival of a severe storm. Operated

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