National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month: Don’t wait, communicate

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.”


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.


U.S. Coast Guard Disaster Assistance Response Team personnel from Louisville, Ky., and Huntington, West Va., assist is the removal of flood victims from their homes in Findlay, Ohio, Thursday. Coast Guard crews continue to work closely with state and local officials as more rain continues to threaten other parts of the state. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer Third Class William Mitchell)

After Disaster Strikes: Tips for Reuniting with Family

September is National Preparedness Month, a time to prepare for crisis and natural disasters. Families, schools, communities and workplaces are urged to take action on National PrepareAthon! Day, September 30th, by participating in a simple yet specific activity that will increase preparedness for everyone. Suggestions include creating an emergency kit, hosting an emergency drill practice, having a group discussion on family and/or workplace emergency plans, and being informed about the different types of hazards that could occur in your community and the best actions to mitigate danger.


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Do you have a disaster supply kit?

September is National Preparedness Month and with Hurricane Isaac fresh in our minds, safety and preparedness couldn’t be more relevant. Whether you live in an area always at risk for a natural disaster, or a community that rarely has one, everyone should have a disaster supply kit.


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 […]


Hurricane Julia sits off the eastern seaboard of the United States on Sept. 16, 2010. Image courtesy of NOAA.

NOAA predicts above normal Atlantic hurricane season

With the June 1st beginning of the 2011 hurricane season looming in the not-too-distant future, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its forecasts for major storms in the Atlantic, Eastern Pacific and Central Pacific ocean basins earlier today. While NOAA […]


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National Preparedness Month: A little time brings peace of mind

September is National Preparedness Month, and this year’s theme is “Plan Now. Work Together. Be Ready.” Whether you’re an active emergency responder, a good neighbor or a parent taking care of a family, everyone plays a role during an emergency. […]


2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season expected to be an active one

June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season. NOAA officials warn us to expect an “active to extremely active” hurricane season in the Atlantic. For the 2010 hurricane season, NOAA is predicted anywhere from 14 to 23 named storms (top […]


itCG-Hudson River search continues, Hurricane Felicia inbound, unmanned sailboat, 5 rescued, Alcatraz turns 75

Coast Guard suspended its search late last night for additional passengers from the mid-air collision yesterday over the Hudson River near West 14th Street in Manhattan. Four of the nine people have been recovered after the tourist helicopter and private […]