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Coast Guard holds hurricane preparedness seminar in Opa-Locka

Monday, August 20, 2018

The Coast Guard responds to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in the Beaumont, Texas, area, Aug. 30, 2017. The Coast Guard is working closely with all federal, state and local emergency operations centers and has established incident command posts to manage search and rescue operations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles)

Florida-based Coast Guard units held the first of multiple training sessions in which people were educated on setting up and executing hurricane preparedness and evacuation plans. Coast Guard members and their dependents listened to high-ranking, experienced service members, including the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Jason Vanderhaden about what can be done to prepare for a hurricane.

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2018: Make your safety plans in advance

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15 and ends November 30. Take action now so you and your loved ones are prepared.

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.

Using Mobile Apps for Hurricane preparedness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The 2015 Hurricane season is fast approaching. To prepare Coast Guard personnel and their families for the possible hardships brought forth by such ravaging storms, Coast Guard commands across the country are revising contingency plans, executing hurricane exercises, performing training, etc.

Hurricane preparedness and effective communication

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Effective communication prior, during, and post event: “Last year there were no major Atlantic hurricanes, but based on historical trends, the likelihood of that repeating in 2014 is extremely low. It is imperative that Coast Guard commands in coastal regions prepare their personnel for such an event”

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Superstorm Sandy inspires new Ombudsman

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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.     Written by Elaine […]

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

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.

Clean-up crew: Facing aftermath from one of Florida’s most destructive hurricanes

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Chief Petty Officer Paul Taylor, a marine science technician, oversees vessel operations at Pitts Bayou in Panama City, Fla. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Krug.

The Florida Panhandle experienced pure devastation from Hurricane Michael, Oct. 10, 2018. It ripped through coastal towns and made its way inland, driving people from their homes and leaving thousands without power and fresh water. Relief efforts from federal and state agencies, as well as local and out-of-state volunteers, responded to help displaced survivors. The Coast Guard set up an Incident Command Post in Miramar Beach, Florida, in an effort to remove environmental threats from local waterways.

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