Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane preparedness: 5 things to keep in mind this season

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.


Helicopters at the ready

Responding in the wake of Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac made landfall on the eve of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, local, state and federal responders were at the ready to provide aid and assistance to Gulf Coast communities. Over the past two days, the Coast Guard has rescued 17 people and two pets by helicopter in the greater New Orleans area.


Hurricane Season

2012 Atlantic hurricane season begins

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season officially began last Friday, but two storm names have already been crossed off the list. With two named storms occurring before the season even started – Alberto and Beryl – Craig Fugate, administrator of Federal […]


Hurricane season is almost here… Are you ready?

While the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1, scientists at the Climate Prediction Center are predicting moderate chances for a tropical depression or a storm to form in the Caribbean during the next two weeks. The chances […]


Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Northeast

In late August the entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard braced as Hurricane Irene threatened lives and property. The approaching danger meant crews throughout the 1st Coast Guard District, headquartered in Boston, needed to work quickly to prepare and respond. Response plans were initiated to prepare the boating and port communities. Commands from New Jersey to northernmost Maine readied personnel and equipment to respond to a type of storm rarely seen in the United States.


Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach

Safeguarding ports from natural disasters

Approaching the midpoint of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane season the first eight named storms failed to reach hurricane strength. This of course ended when Hurricane Irene became the first hurricane of the season and impacted more than 1,000 miles of […]


C-130 departs for Irene

Coast Guard response to Hurricane Irene

As the season’s first Atlantic hurricane, Irene’s high winds and heavy rains downed trees, took out power lines and flooded inland communities leaving millions of Americans impacted. In the end, as the storm travelled along more than 1,000 miles of […]


2011 Atlantic hurricane season begins

  The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts today and is a sober reminder to think about disaster preparedness for you and your family. When it comes to hurricane response and preparedness the Coast Guard works closely with local, county, tribal, […]