Coast Guard incident command post moves to Clear Lake

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard incident command post (ICP) for Hurricane Ike has moved from Katy, Texas to the Clear Lake Hilton Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. In order to better assist with hurricane relief the incident command post will continue to keep the public updated with the latest information on the recovery and repair operations from the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. To report a maritime emergency...

Video – Coast Guard Hurricane Ike Damage Overflight

HOUSTON – In this video by the U.S. Coast Guard, an HH-60J helicopter rescue crew completes an overflight of the Bolivar Peninsula, providing a view of the damage left behind by Hurricane Ike, Sept. 16, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer Steven Lehmann var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} });

Video – Rescue Swimmer Interview About Hurricane Ike Mission

This clip features a live telephone interview with Coast Guard rescue swimmer John Rice. Petty Officer Rice discusses what the Coast Guard is doing in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike and what his mission, and the mission of the other rescue helicopters is. This interview aired on CNN Sunday September 14, 2008. This clip is posted courtesy of and by permission of CNN. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({...

Video – Coast Guard Air Station crews conduct overflights along Louisiana coast

In this video released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Air Station crews from New Orleans and Air Station Detroit conduct fly overs of southern Louisiana after Hurricane Ike caused wind and flood damage to the Gulf Coast Saturday, Sept. 14, 2008. The video displays areas near Houma, La., and Dulac, La. Coast Guard air crews scanned the damaged areas looking for people in distress. Many homes and businesses...

Editorial: Hurricane Ike and the work ahead

Editorial: Friday was a tough day for the Coast Guard family.  As Hurricane Ike rolled into Texas, Coast Guardsman from around the country were busy preparing to assist the victims, or were busy rescuing them.  Coast Guard helicopters rescued more than 65 people stranded on Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston, Texas, as storm surge waters flooded the area. Several hundred Coast Guardsman are ready to head...

Coast Guard rescues more than 65, prepares for aftermath of Hurricane Ike

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued more than 65 people and several animals Friday while continuing to prepare for post-hurricane operations as Hurricane Ike approached the Gulf Coast of Texas. Coast Guard helicopters rescued more than 65 people stranded on Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston, Texas, as storm surge waters flooded the area. Coast Guard and Department of Defense aircraft searched the...

Video – Coast Guard Transports Hurricane Ike Survivors

HOUSTON – An Air Station Houston HH-65C rescue helicopter crew transports survivors of Hurricane Ike to the air station, Sept. 12, 2008. The survivors were rescued from Bolivar Peninsula off the coast of Galveston Bay by the helicopter crew. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer Stephen Lehmann, video edited/Petty Officer Renee C. Aiello. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540",...

Video – Overflight of Southeastern Texas Coastline

HOUSTON – In this video by the U.S. Coast Guard, an Air Station Houston HH-65C rescue helicopter crew conducts an overflight of the southeastern Texas coastline scanning for residents needing assistance and documenting flood waters, Sept. 12, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston video/edited by Petty Officer Renee C. Aiello var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540",...

Video – Bolivar Penninsula Rescue

HOUSTON – In this video by the U.S. Coast Guard, an Air Station Houston HH-65C rescue helicopter crew hoists two children and four adults from the storm surge caused by Hurricane Ike in the Bolivar Penninsula, Sept. 12, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston video; Petty Officer Renee C. Aiello Part 1 var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540", "obj": {"id":"6384","width":"550","height":"309"} });...