Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River members assist during Hurricane Florence response

Coast Guard members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River search for stranded victims of Hurricane Florence in Jones County, North Carolina. Coast Guard Strike Teams have positioned in flood-prone zones to better respond. (U. S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

Coast Guard members from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River search for stranded victims of Hurricane Florence in Jones County, North Carolina.  (U. S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River members and assets were deployed to help during the Hurricane Florence response in Jones County, North Carolina.

“We are proud to have an exceptional team of highly trained professionals assisting in this response,” said Capt. Roxanne Tamez, commander of Sector Lower Mississippi River. “In recent years, the team has deployed for Hurricane Matthew, Harvey, and Irma, as well as Tropical Storm Gordon.”

Involved in the response are:

  • 13 Coast Guard members
  • Three government vehicles
  • One flood punt trailer carrying three flood punts, which are 16-foot shallow-draft boats intended for urban search and rescue
  • One support trailer
  • One drone

The members are working in conjunction with Jones County Sheriff’s Office and Jones County Wildlife.

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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