While Ohio has not directly sent anyone yet to the Houston area the U.S. Coast Guard
has been very busy there, working with local, state and other federal governmental
agencies as well as such civilian assets as the “Cajun Navy” to offer aid and perform rescue operations.
This is the latest from the Coast Guard:
The Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams rescued more than 940 people in the
greater Houston Metro Area, Wednesday.
our punt teams in the best place to assist,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephanie Tindall,
marine science technician at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston. “We have been working
closely with partnered agencies to ensure an effective and efficient response effort."
a sustainable response force.
with 12 shallow-draft vessels, capable of operating in flooded urban areas.
By Jeffrey L. Frischkorn