Coast Guard establishes Incident Command Post, prepares for Hurricane Irma response

Coast Guard Sector San Juan members establish an Incident Command Post for Hurricane Irma response and conduct an operations and safety briefing prior to the storm making landfall, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. The Hurricane Irma Incident Command Post have assets and personnel standing by to assist anyone in distress as soon as it is practical and safe to do so following the passing of the storm. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally.

Coast Guard Sector San Juan members establish an Incident Command Post for Hurricane Irma response and conduct an operations and safety briefing prior to the storm making landfall, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard has established an Incident Command Post for Hurricane Irma response in San Juan, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team San Juan, Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen and Coast Guard Sector San Juan crews have pre-staged assets to be prepared for response efforts after Irma passes.

“Our primary concern is the safety of our members and the local community,” said Capt. Francisco Rego, deputy commander, Sector San Juan. “We have assets and personnel standing by to assist anyone in distress as soon as it is practical and safe to do so following the passing of Hurricane Irma.”

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