Hurricane season is upon us and while landfall devastation is a major concern, the waves made in the ocean prove themselves to be just as dangerous. The Coast Guard Cutters Jackson and Bedloe both lost the fight against rogue waves created in the Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944. These crews will be remembered as part of the service’s long blue line for years to come.
As Coast Guard members we are always thinking about the public when a hurricane is pushing down on us. But we also need to make sure we are ready as well. Evacuate your family as necessary in accordance with evacuation orders from authorities, and make sure to inform your chain of command. Evacuations orders do not apply to uniformed personnel in the same way as they do for your families. You may be told to stay in the event you are deemed necessary for hurricane response efforts. Make sure you have a plan in place for where your family will go (with or without you) and follow through with the plan.
Hurricane Matthew is expected to make landfall in Florida as early as the night of Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are expected to be impacted the most. If you are in the path of the storm, listen to local officials! Follow local evacuation instructions. Do not go to the beaches or out on the water! Use these alert services and apps to get all of the pertinent information and to be prepared for Hurricane Matthew.
September is National Preparedness Month. Today we’ll tell you how to make sure you are prepared for one of the largest weather phenomena – hurricanes. It appears that the peak of hurricane season may be upon us. While hurricanes usually give us a heads-up that they are coming, that doesn’t mean we can let up our guards. A hurricane’s path can change several times and even at the last minute. It is important to plan early and often for these events. Even for those who do not live in coastal states, hurricanes can bring high amounts of rain and strong winds inland as well. So no matter where you live, it is important to increase your awareness and protect yourself, your family, home and property from harmful hurricanes or tropical storms.
Hurricane season is here, and it is a busy time for the Coast Guard. Here are two stories about training and preparation in Florida. Story here Story here The Coast Guard is stocking up on LED Marine Lanterns for hurricane season. The LED Marine Lanterns are more environmentally friendly. Replacing the traditional lanterns with the
In the Coast Guard- June 2, 2009 As you can see the In the Coast Guard title has been shortened to ItCG (you know how we like acronyms in the Coast Guard!), there is also a bit more in the title to let you know what is in store in each post. As hurricane season
In honor of Memorial Day the first story in today’s In the Coast Guard is about a man named Michael Licata. He was a Coast Guard veteran of WWII. There is a great video interview with him if you follow the link. I am always moved listening to the veteran Coast Guardsmen, and there will