Coast Guard conducts rescue operations in Port Arthur

Coast Guard Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Port Arthur, Texas file photo by Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans

Coast Guard Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Port Arthur, Texas file photo by Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans

PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS — The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies continue to respond to the greater Port Arthur area Friday.

Currently, there are seven Coast Guard helicopters and Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams, with 65 shallow-draft vessels, capable of operating in flooded urban areas.

Coast Guard in Port Arthur has rescued more than 600 people in 24-hours with a total of more than 3,000.

If you are in a flooding situation, stay calm, do not panic and get to high ground immediately.

Do not call for rescue if you are not in a life-threatening situation. Rescue teams are prioritizing rescues by urgency. We are not able to facilitate requests for assistance on social media.

If you, your friends, or family need emergency assistance, call and provide your location, zip code, street name and number of people, in need of assistance, to 911.

For imagery and video the of Hurricane Harvey response, please visit the CoastGuardNews.com Flickr page.

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