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Hurricane preparedness: 5 things to keep in mind this season

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hurricane Preparedness

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.

itCG-Guardians in Kuwait, low visibility boating, migrant interdiction, hurricane preparedness, several rescues

Saturday, August 8, 2009

After months of training, Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 301 left Cape Cod, Mass., and arrived in Kuwait to relieve their west coast counterparts, PSU 311 from San Pedro. While on deployment, PSU 301 will work with Navy Maritime […]

National Preparedness Month: Hurricanes happen – prepare early and often

Monday, September 5, 2016

Preparedness Mon Sept 5

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.

National Preparedness Month: Hurricanes

Monday, September 14, 2015

Are you ready for disaster to hit?

“Big” is an understatement when used as a descriptor of a hurricane. “Massive” or “dangerous” is perhaps a better way to describe a hurricane. Here are some basic tips to help you prepare for a major disaster like hurricanes.

Hurricanes, again? Yes, it’s that time of year.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hurricanes again

Hurricane preparation isn’t a new subject; in fact the Coast Guard has been harping about it for centuries. It’s not something to scoff at or dismiss; they aren’t spectacles to challenge. Sometimes hurricanes pass through with little to no damage, and then there are those that create extremely hazardous conditions, chaos, destruction and or death. Help us help you by being prepared before the unexpected happens.

Hurricanes are no joke – prepare yourself, family before it’s too late

Friday, May 20, 2016

HURRICANE KATRINA

Hurricane season officially begins in little more than a week from now, and runs June 1 through November 30. If history has taught us anything about hurricanes, it’s to never underestimate a storm’s power of destruction – take for instance Katrina (2005), Irene (2011) and Sandy (2012), which incurred a combined total of $168 billion in damages. According to the Wall Street Journal, of the top 10 costliest natural disasters in the U.S., eight of them have been hurricanes.

National Preparedness Month: America’s PrepareAthon!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

National Preparedness Month

Members of the United States Coast Guard family live Semper Paratus away and at home, ready at a moment’s notice. But we all know that disasters, be they severe weather or man-made, have the potential to disrupt thousands of lives and affect our families. Maritime safety is the primary concern for the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants all members of our community to be prepared for the worst.

National Preparedness Month: Power Outages

Monday, September 21, 2015

Image courtesy of FEMA.

Any time there is severe weather there is a chance of a power outage. Like any major disaster whether it’s a flood, hurricane, wildfire, etc., it’s always best to be prepared. Here are some tips from FEMA, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, United States Department of Agriculture and Centers for Disease Control on how to prepare for power outages and what to do during and after power outages.

National Preparedness Month: Flooding

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Graphic provided by FEMA.

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.

National Preparedness Month: Don’t wait, communicate

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

National Preparedness Month

For 225 years, Coast Guard men and women have lived by the motto Semper Paratus. Being Semper Paratus, Always Ready, however, does not come without careful and diligent preparation. September is National Preparedness Month, and this year’s theme is “Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.”

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