Coast Guard assets ready to respond to Hurricane Ida

Coast Guard assets ready to respond to Hurricane Ida
U.S. Coast Guard Station New Orleans crews prepare to relocate shallow-water response boats to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 28, 2021, ahead of Hurricane Ida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Liz Uitdenhowen) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is pre-staging response assets Saturday and established an area command in preparation for Hurricane Ida. Coast Guard assets across the region were...

Coast Guard cautions Florida’s Gulf Coast mariners to be ready for Hurricane Irma

Coast Guard cautions Florida's Gulf Coast mariners to be ready for Hurricane Irma
TAMPA, Fla. — As Hurricane Irma continues to develop in the Atlantic Ocean, Coast Guard officials in the Tampa Bay area are encouraging the maritime community and boating public to monitor Irma’s progress and make early preparations to protect themselves and their boats. Securing boats prior to landfall of a hurricane is one of the first steps to prepare. Owners of large boats are urged...