Coast Guard assesses Hurricane Harvey damage

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assessed damage from Hurricane Harvey and offered search and rescue assistance during an overflight from Port Aransas, Texas, to Port O’Connor, Texas, Saturday.

The Coast Guard is working closely with all local and state emergency operation centers to manage Coast Guard storm operations.

“The Coast Guard will continue to provide search and rescue capabilities and assess the damage done by Hurricane Harvey,” said Capt. Tony Hahn, commander, Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi. “In the midst of this catastrophic event, the teamwork between all federal, state, and local agencies has been amazing and the resilience and spirit of the Coastal Bend is inspirational.”

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