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Innovation Program seeks hurricane lessons learned from Coast Guard responders

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Hurricane Lessons Learned challenge on the Coast Guard’s crowdsourcing platform, CG_Ideas@Work, was started as a way to preserve and institutionalize the wealth of lessons learned during hurricane response efforts. All Coast Guard personnel who participated in any of the response efforts are encouraged to share their observations, issues and ideas.

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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.

To Coast Guard members and families in Hurricane Matthew path

Thursday, October 6, 2016

As Coast Guard members we are always thinking about the public when a hurricane is pushing down on us. But we also need to make sure we are ready as well. Evacuate your family as necessary in accordance with evacuation orders from authorities, and make sure to inform your chain of command. Evacuations orders do not apply to uniformed personnel in the same way as they do for your families. You may be told to stay in the event you are deemed necessary for hurricane response efforts. Make sure you have a plan in place for where your family will go (with or without you) and follow through with the plan.

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

Friday, May 20, 2016

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.

Are you prepared? Take action during National Preparedness Month

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

As Coast Guard personnel, we all have a responsibility to lead by example. Are you prepared? Coast Guard men and women who have the assurance their loved ones and property are safe and secure leading up to, during and following a natural disaster are better prepared to perform their missions during such adversity.

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.”

OSMS and YOU: Incident Management and Preparedness

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Incident management is a critical function that spans all Coast Guard missions. Strength in incident management and an in-depth understanding of working with the interagency is integral to the Response Operations Ashore specialty

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