Helicopters at the ready

Responding in the wake of Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac made landfall on the eve of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, local, state and federal responders were at the ready to provide aid and assistance to Gulf Coast communities. Over the past two days, the Coast Guard has rescued 17 people and two pets by helicopter in the greater New Orleans area.


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Family of 9 rescued during Tropical Storm Debby

A family of nine was enjoying a relaxing summer vacation on Dog Island, south of Carrabelle, Fla. But slow-moving Topical Storm Debby had other plans for them.