Coast Guard responds to flooding in vicinity of Hanalei Bay, Kauai

Coast Guard responds to flooding in vicinity of Hanalei Bay, Kauai
The Coast Guard responded to the vicinity of Hanalei Bay, April 15, 2018 to assist local authorities after the area sustained flooding and landslides due to heavy thunderstorms over the weekend.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Verdura HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted local authorities to rescue hikers in the vicinity of Hanalei Bay, Sunday after the area sustained flooding...

Coast Guard conducting rescues in flooded community in S.W. Michigan

Coast Guard conducting rescues in flooded community in S.W. Michigan
Members from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph’s Ice-Rescue Team help evacuate individuals, February 22, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – The Coast Guard and local agencies are conducting house-to-house rescues and assisting with evacuations in southwest Michigan experiencing flooding from the St. Joseph River, Thursday. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station St. Joseph...

Coast Guard continues Baton Rouge flood response

Coast Guard continues Baton Rouge flood response
U.S. Coast Guard members rescue locals from flood water on their flat-bottom boats in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 14, 2016.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued an additional 14 people and assisted other agencies in rescuing another 435 in distress due to flooding in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area Sunday night. Coast Guard assets...

Coast Guard continues to rescue people in the Baton Rouge area

Coast Guard continues to rescue people in the Baton Rouge area
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued more than 50 people in distress from rooftops, automobiles and trailers due to flooding in the Baton Rouge area, Saturday. Overnight they rescued 15 people and assisted 70 more. Coast Guard aircrews were the only search and rescue resources flying continuously overnight. Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and one MH-60...

Coast Guard rescues 5 during flooding

Coast Guard rescues 5 during flooding
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued five people in distress due to flooding in the Baton Rouge area, Saturday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescued two adults and their 6-year-old child from their home and evacuated them to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. A second MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescued two adult women in the Baton Rouge area...

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from flooding in northern Wisconsin

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from flooding in northern Wisconsin
DULUTH, Minn. — Coast Guard, federal, state and local first responders are responding to pollution threats from flooding in Saxon Harbor, Wisconsin, along the shore of Lake Superior, Wednesday. Initial reports indicate a number of damaged and sunken boats in the area. Pollution responders from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth are on scene to assess the situation with assistance from the U.S....

Coast Guard rescues man and dog from rooftop in Washington Parish

Coast Guard rescues man and dog from rooftop in Washington Parish
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued a man and a dog from a rooftop in Washington Parish, Friday. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans transported the man and dog to Hammond. No injuries were reported. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a request at 8:39 a.m., for assistance in rescuing victims of flooding in the cities...

Coast Guard responding to flooding in Washington Parish

Coast Guard responding to flooding in Washington Parish
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to flooding in Washington Parish, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a request at 8:39 a.m., for assistance in rescuing victims of flooding in the cities around Washington Parish. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist with rescues. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures and restrictions update

Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures and restrictions update
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has issued a number of river closures, restrictions and advisories in response to floods in the Midwest. To keep the public and professional mariners apprised of changes to river traffic, the 8th Coast Guard District continues to issue information on all closures and restrictions throughout this period of high water and flooding. The following Coast Guard sectors have...