Tag: response

Hurricane Harvey rumor control

There are a lot of rumors floating around the internet in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately, there are also many scams out there trying to take advantage of people’s good will during this massive flood event. FEMA has put together a rumor control website to fact check many of the rumors and keep the public informed of what’s true, what’s false and how to tell the difference.

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Superstorm Sandy inspires new Ombudsman

As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week May 25 – 31, the article below highlights how the Ready Coast Guard and Ombudsman programs play a vital role before, during and after a disaster hits your area.   The Coast Guard Sandy Hook base sign becomes surrounded by flood waters, Nov. 1, 2012, after Hurricane Sandy devastated

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Responding in the aftermath of a disaster: The Surge Capacity Force

New York Harbor

The size and impact of Hurricane Sandy will be remembered for years to come and the significance of the storm will not be lost to the Coast Guard civilian volunteers who were part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Surge Capacity Force. Following Hurricane Katrina, a need was recognized for the federal government to be more responsive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Thus, the surge capacity force was created.

Station Washington – Guarding the National Capital Region

Click on the image to watch a video of Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C. The Coast Guard didn’t have a significant presence in the nation’s capital until the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Today, it’s typical to see a Coast Guard helicopter or boat enforcing a security zone, patrolling the Potomac River or guarding

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