NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard aircrews are conducting critical overflights along the Gulf Coast Region of Louisiana following Hurricane Ida.
These critical overflights post-storm are divided in search and rescue (SAR) missions and assessing for damage. The Coast Guard aircrews conducts these missions from today Monday.
The USCG has brought to bear more than 28 aviation assets, between MH-65 Dolphin and MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts HC-144 Ocean Sentry, and nearly 21 shallow-water response boats to respond to citizens afected in the flooded and damaged areas.
“The Coast Guard will continue to provide search and rescue capabilities, assess the damage done by Hurricane Ida, repair aids-to-navigation, and ensure the ports along the Gulf Coast can be safely reopened for the flow of maritime commerce,” said Capt. Tracy Phillips, area commander for the Ida response.
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