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NOAA satellites helped save 261 people in 2013

The same NOAA satellites that helped forecasters predict severe weather, like the Moore, Okla., tornado last May and November’s deadly Midwest tornado outbreak, also played a key role in rescuing 261 people from potentially life-threatening scenarios throughout the United States and its surrounding waters last year.


What’s an EPIRB?

As part of National Safe Boating Week, we asked our U.S. Coast Guard Facebook fans what item that helps them boat responsibly would they like to know more about. While there were votes for VHF radios, marine flares, life jackets […]

Rescue swimmer Erich Klinger

NOAA highlights notable rescues of 2010

Over the past two centuries, how the Coast Guard locates distressed mariners has evolved. In times past, sailors could only send signals themselves to alert the U.S. Life-Saving Service and lighthouse keepers ashore. Today, search and rescue command centers can […]