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 […]


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 […]