Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Western Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard units throughout Alaska are preparing for severe weather that is forecasted to impact the Bering Sea and Western Alaskan region, Thursday.

“The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche and aircraft crews from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak have been pre-staged to parts of Western Alaska in advance of severe weather advisories which include hurricane force winds and dangerous seas,” said Cmdr. Shawn Decker, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Chief of Response.  “Coast Guard personnel stand ready to work alongside federal and state responders to address concerns and to provide aid for any emergencies that arise in Western Alaska communities as a result of the storm.”

Because the severity of the weather may impact the Coast Guard’s ability to respond to emergencies the Coast Guard is encouraging all mariners to closely monitor radio weather broadcasts and seek shelter in a safe port if able.

Please visit the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Website at www.arh.noaa.gov for the most up to date information on the storm. In order to learn more about preparing for emergency situations please visit the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Managment’s Website at www.ak-prepared.com

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