Coast Guard Flood Teams rescue more than 100 people in Jacksonville Coast Guard Flood Teams rescue more than 100 people in Jacksonville
Coast Guard Flood Teams Punt  rescued more than 100 people Monday in Jacksonville. The Flood Teams from the Coast Guard has deployed assets and... Coast Guard Flood Teams rescue more than 100 people in Jacksonville

Coast Guard Flood Teams Punt  rescued more than 100 people Monday in Jacksonville.

The Flood Teams from the Coast Guard has deployed assets and resources from across the country to assist in rescue operations for Hurricane Irma.

Flood Punt Team from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah, Kentucky, saved 91 lives and 41 pets.

Flood Punt Team from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington, West Virginia, saved 18 lives, 5 pets and conducted 150 wellness checks.

Upon arriving on scene, the helicopter crew discovered the many stranded people in the area and they began to launch the Flood Teams. The Flood Teams already some of them being propositioned where quick to react and begin the rescue initiation in the areas flooded with water. some civilians stranded were on an inflated life raft and three were holding onto a piece floating wreckage.

The helicopter crew hoisted all individuals, and then transporting them to Coast Guard Base where they were seen by base medical personnel.

“The success of this rescue is directly attributed to the crew’s 406MHz EPIRB, a serviceable and inspected life raft and quick use of survival suits,” said OS1 Joe Watford, SAR controller for the case.

Flood Punt Team from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Sector Lower Mississippi River, Tennessee saved 9 lives, a pet and conducted 900 wellness checks.

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This article was sourced and published by the Coast Guard News.

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