Coast Guard conducts Hurricane Alex post-storm assessment

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard is working with state and local agencies to assess the damage left in Hurricane Alex’s path in southern Texas and the coastal bend area, Thursday.

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi launched three MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crews and one HU-25 Falcon jet crew to provide overflight surveys from Corpus Christi, Texas, to the international border with Mexico.

The aircrews transported survey personnel from the Army Corps of Engineers, Coast Guard Aids to Navigation teams, and the Texas General Land Office. The crews conducted port and waterway security surveillance as well as pollution and damage assessment.

“Everything is going very well. We have seen no signs of pollution and have not conducted any search and rescue efforts since the storm. Recovery efforts are well underway. I am very impressed with the preparation of the people of south Texas. The smooth and efficient response effort today only reinforces the bond Sector Corpus Christi shares with our federal, state and local partners,” said Capt. John Pasch, Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi commander.

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