TACLET South training

TACLET South hones active shooter response

During LASER training, a TACLET South law enforcement detachment worked with Miami Police Department officers. The class, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, trains law enforcement officers to respond to active shooter events like the recent Colorado movie theater shooting, Columbine, Virginia Tech and Mumbai shootings.

Hurricane Season

2012 Atlantic hurricane season begins

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season officially began last Friday, but two storm names have already been crossed off the list. With two named storms occurring before the season even started – Alberto and Beryl – Craig Fugate, administrator of Federal […]

Hurricane season is almost here… Are you ready?

While the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1, scientists at the Climate Prediction Center are predicting moderate chances for a tropical depression or a storm to form in the Caribbean during the next two weeks. The chances […]


Disaster can strike at any time. Be prepared.

Over the past several weeks, we were reminded that disaster could strike at any time. The eastern seaboard had days to prepare for Hurricane Irene but was caught unaware when an earthquake struck just one week prior. Yet, in either […]

2011 Atlantic hurricane season begins

  The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts today and is a sober reminder to think about disaster preparedness for you and your family. When it comes to hurricane response and preparedness the Coast Guard works closely with local, county, tribal, […]

Red River floods

Coast Guard joins Red River flood response

With contributions from Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant and Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm Coast Guard personnel, airboats and aircraft continue to assist in a multi-agency response to heavy flooding that started last week along the Red River in […]