A ruptured pipe drenches third class cadets as they attempt to control the flooding during Damage Control drill on the waist on board the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle July 24, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.

Mastering disaster: How to effectively practice for an emergency

How many times have you heard the old saying, practice makes perfect? Well, this month we’re telling everyone that practice makes preparedness; knowing what to do when a natural disaster strikes can save lives.


New York Harbor

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

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.


Hurricane

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 […]


itCG-Guardians head to American Samoa, international training exercise, CGC Legare returns to homeport

In response to the powerful earthquake and tsunami that has already claimed about 34 lives, the Coast Guard sent a C-130 plane to American Samoa to deliver aid and assess damage. The plane also transported American Samoa Gov. Togiola Tulafono, […]