Traverse City aircrew returns from Missouri after supporting flood response efforts

An aerial photograph taken during a Coast Guard over flight shows the impact of flooding in Missouri May 5, 2017. A Coast Guard aircrew from Traverse City, Michigan, deployed to the area May 2-7 to support response efforts in areas that were hit hard by heavy rains and significant flooding along the Mississippi River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

An aerial photograph taken during a Coast Guard over flight shows the impact of flooding in Missouri May 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City returned home from supporting flood response efforts in Missouri late Sunday night.

The aircrew arrived in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Tuesday to support response efforts in areas that were hit hard by heavy rains and significant flooding along the Mississippi River.

While there, members of the crew conducted damage assessments and provided Congressman Jason Smith, who represents Missouri’s southeastern region, with an over flight of the affected areas.

Aircraft and crews from other Coast Guard units including Mobile, Alabama; New Orleans; Detroit; and Corpus Christi, Texas, also assisted in the effort.

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