Hurricane preparedness and effective communication

Effective communication prior, during, and post event: “Last year there were no major Atlantic hurricanes, but based on historical trends, the likelihood of that repeating in 2014 is extremely low. It is imperative that Coast Guard commands in coastal regions prepare their personnel for such an event”


Seeing through the eye of the storm

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans ombudsman Sedonia Cheatham does not take hurricane season lightly. “For weeks, I searched for my family with little hope, wondering even if they survived. It took another month after that to find them.”

The Coast Guard Sandy Hook base sign becomes surrounded by flood waters, Nov. 1, 2012, after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area near Sandy Hook, N.J. Coast Guard facilities were destroyed after flooding over the area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Superstorm Sandy inspires new Ombudsman

As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week May 25 – 31, the article below highlights how the Ready Coast Guard and Ombudsman programs play a vital role before, during and after a disaster hits your area.     Written by Elaine […]