Coast Guard Responds to Ohio Flooding

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard units from the Ninth District are deployed to provide assistance to the State of Ohio with search-and-rescue and assistance for flood victims in the impacted areas.

Coast Guard operations began yesterday in Findlay, Ohio, where Coast Guard units assisted more than a dozen people.

The Coast Guard is responding with two Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART), two 20-foot, flat-bottom fan boats, and helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit. In total, more than 50 Coast Guard member are responding.

A Coast Guard Strike Team is en route to assist the Environmental Protection Agency with pollution response in Findlay and Ottawa, Ohio.

The Coast Guard will continue to work with state and federal partners to assist the communities affected by the floods. The Coast Guard is helping with evacuations and pollution response, and is ready to provide any requested additional assistance.

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