Monday, September 15, 2008

Kearsarge Delivers More Relief Supplies to Haiti

The amphibious ship USS Kearsarge delivered an estimated 114 metric tons of disaster relief supplies Sept. 12 as it continued its logistical support to remote communities in Haiti affected by recent tropical storms and Hurricane Ike. Read More.

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CBP Continues Hurricane Ike Response in the Houston Area

U.S Customs and Border Protection continues its response to the aftermath of Hurricane Ike by conducting damage assessment missions and recovery efforts as part of the federal government’s support to the Texas Task Force. Read More.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Coast Guard Continues Response to Hurricane Ike

KATY, Texas - The Coast Guard rescued 95 people yesterday as part of post-Hurricane Ike operatikons. In addition, 103 were brought to safety on Friday afternoon by helicopter crews from The Coast Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas Task 1, and the California Air National Guard before the hurricane hit.

The Coast Guard is continuing its responses to Hurricane Ike on Sunday. Assessment teams, which were staged inland at the Coast Guard Continuity of Operation (COOP) facility in Katy, have deployed to the field. They will conduct waterway assessments on small boats to identify areas of concern in the ports and in the ship channel. In addition, the teams will assess aids to navigation to identify any repositioning of buoys. Read more.

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After Ike: Federal Support For Essential Missions Continues

The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating the joint efforts of federal, tribal, state and local partners as they work to help those hurt or put at risk by the passage of Hurricane Ike. President George W. Bush declared major disasters in Texas and Louisiana, making available federal funds to assist individuals and communities in their recovery. Read More.

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U.S. Northern Command continues response to Hurricane Ike’s aftermath

U.S. Northern Command is coordinating Department of Defense support to FEMA, state and local response following Hurricane Ike’s landfall in Texas. Read More

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Special Boat Operators ready to respond to Hurricane Ike relief efforts

Nearly 50 Naval Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) from Special Boat Team 22 and the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) are standing by with eight Patrol Boats Light (PBL) at England Air Force Base to assist as called upon to perform search and rescue or clean-up operations. Read More

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Air Cav. sends relief in response of Hurricane Ike aftermath

Pilots and crew chiefs loaded up two CH-47F Chinook helicopters with food, water and supplies in an effort to lessen the strain caused by Hurricane Ike. Read More

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Texas Guardsmen Focus on Rescue Missions in Ike’s Wake

Search and rescue missions began immediately in areas of Texas left in Hurricane Ike's trail and continue to be the main focus of relief efforts, a Texas National Guard spokesperson told American Forces Press Service today by phone. Read More.

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President to Tour Hurricane Ike 's Devastation in Texas

President Bush announced that he would be heading to Texas Tuesday to see the first-hand damages left by Hurricane Ike. Read More.

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CDC Responds to Hurricane 2008 Season

CDC is working with state and local governments, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other federal agencies to help communities recover from Hurricane Ike, which made landfall this past weekend. Read More.

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