Coast Guard responds after Haiti swiped by Hurricane Tomas

Coast Guard Ai responds after Haiti swiped by Hurricane TomasGRANDE SALINE, HAITI – Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter crewmembers Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Munk, rescue swimmer, and Petty Officer 2nd Class James Nelson, flight mechanic, wave back to local residents of Grande Saline, Haiti, Nov. 6, 2010, as they assess damage from Hurricane Tomas.

In response to the storm’s close proximity to Haiti, multiple Coast Guard helicopter and fixed wing aircraft crews from around the region deployed before the storm winds had subsided, and once again joined forces with multiple aid agencies to help the island nation.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O’Leary.

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