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.
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!
The Coast Guard River Cutter Yocona was a pioneering vessel. In addition to her specialized design, the Yocona was the first Coast Guard Cutter stationed on the nation’s inland rivers and proved unique in the nation’s history of racial desegregation.
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Being prepared to act quickly could be a matter of survival. This is especially evident during the threat of severe weather.
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.
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
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
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
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