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Do you have a disaster supply kit?

September is National Preparedness Month and with Hurricane Isaac fresh in our minds, safety and preparedness couldn’t be more relevant. Whether you live in an area always at risk for a natural disaster, or a community that rarely has one, everyone should have a disaster supply kit.


Hurricane Isaac survey flight

Mobilizing in the aftermath of a hurricane

With the threat of destruction looming every hurricane season, complacency is a responder’s worst enemy and aircrews work year-round to ensure they are ready to support their nation and community in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Altogether the preparedness and teamwork at the region’s four air stations paid huge dividends post-Isaac in the form of 28 lives saved and 54 assisted.


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.