Coast Guard conducts search and rescue

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Gaaron Blanchard, a shallow-water response boat team member, steers a 16-foot aluminum rescue boat through flood waters caused by Hurricane Florence in Newport, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018. The Coast Guard is conducting search and rescue operations in support of state and local emergency operation centers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Derry)

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Gaaron Blanchard, a shallow-water response boat team member, steers a 16-foot aluminum rescue boat through flood waters caused by Hurricane Florence in Newport, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Derry)

GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard shallow-water rescue boat teams conducted response operations in areas flooded by Hurricane Florence, in Newport, North Carolina, on Saturday and Sunday.

The boat team crew members searched for residents stranded by flood waters and transported utility workers to a power substation to perform maintenance to prepare to restore power to the area.

The Coast Guard and its state, local and federal partners have been working together throughout North Carolina to conduct search and rescue missions and to survey and rebuild damaged infrastructure.

For photos and video of the Coast Guard’s preparation and response to Hurricane Florence, visit our Hurricane Florence Flickr album.

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