Coast Guard continues flood response operations in North Dakota

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard, along with other federal, state and local agencies, continues operations in flood-affected areas in North Dakota along the Red River and its tributaries.

Coast Guard aircrews and boatcrews have conducted several patrols of flood-affected areas along the Sheyenne, Red, and James rivers and have rescued two adult females since Monday.

Coast Guard crews have been deployed to Emergency Operations Centers in North Dakota to coordinate response efforts with local and state officials.

Coast Guard assets responding are:

  • A Disaster Assistance Response Team from Marine Safety Detatchment St. Paul, Minn., staged in Tower City, N.D.
  • A DART from MSD Quad Cities in Rock Island, Ill., is staged in Enderlin, N.D.
  • An MH-65C rescue helicopter and crew from Air Station New Orleans, staged in Fargo, N.D.
  • An HH-65C rescue helicopter and crew from Air Station Traverse City, Mich., staged in Fargo N.D.
  • An HH-65C rescue helicopter from Traverse City, Mich., is staged in Fargo, N.D.
  • An HH-65C rescue helicopter from Air Station Detroit, Mich., is staged in Fargo, N.D.
  • An airboat from Station Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., staged in Enderlin, N.D.
  • An airboat from Station Saginaw, Mich., staged in Tower City, N.D.
  • An airboat from Station Marblehead, Ohio., staged in Tower City, N.D.
  • An airboat from Station Sturgeon Bay, Wis., staged in Fargo, N.D.
  • A smallboat from the Coast Guard Cutter Scioto, staged in Enderlin, N.D.
  • A smallboat from the Coast Guard Cutter Sangamon, staged in Tower City, N.D.

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