Coast Guard rescues 28 people, 12 cats, 3 dogs and assists four residents during historic Midwest flood

PADUCAH, Ky. — Coast Guard Disaster Area Response Teams have rescued 28 people, 12 cats, and three dogs from rising waters, and assisted four additional residents in the Midwest region during record level flooding as of Thursday. The DARTs also delivered sandbags to some residents in southern Illinois and assisted with sandbagging efforts. The Coast Guard staged the DARTs in support of the U.S....

Coast Guard crews rescue 22 people, 2 dogs in Midwest during historic floods

PADUCAH, Ky. — Coast Guard Disaster Area Response Teams (DART) have rescued 22 people and two dogs from flood waters in the Midwest as of Monday. In the latest rescue, Livingston County Emergency Management requested Coast Guard assistance with three persons trapped in their home by rising water. A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin Helicopter and crew launched from Barkley Regional Airport. Once on scene,...