The events of Hurricane Harvey are indisputably horrid for some and just plain not-so-good for others. It’s times like this that a majority of the Coast Guard jumps into action. We, as an organization, are good at what we do day-to-day with Search and Rescue, pollution mitigation, vessel inspections, etc. But where I think we shine is when the nation is in crisis- the Hurricane Harvey situations of the world.

As with most incidents, we deployed people out the door even before the storm made landfall. We stood up command posts, Incident Command System’s, and Crisis Action Teams/Ops Centers. We also had people in boats, helos, and walking door to door helping those in need. We evacuated people, supplied food, shelters, water, and a plethora of other items that were needed.

Here are some photos from the front lines taken by LuAnn Kehelenbach who’s deployed as one of our asset managers (she actually has a much more complicated title, but that sums it out).

This is where the Coast Guard shines- in my opinion.

Categories: Coast Guard

ryan

A father of five and husband of one. This is my personal site. Cheers!

5 Comments

nananoyz · 3 Sep 2017 at 09:12

I have family in Houston and Rockport. Thanks for all you’ve done and for all you continue to do.

    ryan · 3 Sep 2017 at 09:23

    And thank you. I hope your family was/is safe.

      nananoyz · 3 Sep 2017 at 09:25

      The Houston bunch is somehow high and dry and volunteering in the community. The Rockport bunch lost everything. But they’ll be fine. It’s going to take a while. I feel so helpless.

        ryan · 3 Sep 2017 at 09:32

        I’m sorry and grateful at the same time.

          nananoyz · 3 Sep 2017 at 09:39

          It’s definitely an emotionally mixed bag right now.

Leave a Reply

Related Posts

Coast Guard

If Darth Vader wrote a Coast Guard OER

What if Darth Vader was in the Coast Guard as an officer? You know, he would have to do an officer evaluation report, better known simply as an OER just like the rest of us Read more…

%d bloggers like this: