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Coast Guard, good job!

by lylesg / September 17, 2005 12:06 PM PDT

Those guys do not need orders to execute. They have their own command and control centers for each district and they lit out for the hurricane zone two days before the storm hit and way before FEMA, or the National Guard activated rescues.

NORFOLK, Va. Coast Guard rescue swimmers, pilots and boat crews continue to searching the flood waters and rubble for survivors from Hurricane Katrina.
Their support -- like water, food, showers, fuel and advice -- is coming from Norfolk.
More than 400 Coast Guard personnel assigned to the Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic are working around the clock to coordinate and assist the two-thousand Coast Guard members deployed to the Gulf Coast, where crews have made 33-thousand rescues by helicopter and boat.


Well done!

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Sorry, wrong link..
by lylesg / September 17, 2005 12:10 PM PDT
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Coast Guard did a great job.
by John Robie / September 17, 2005 5:01 PM PDT
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Yep, they don't need a go button from Governor or anyone.

Wonder if the Louisiana Governor heard about a US Navy helicopter picking up people off rooftops day after the hurrican hit... .. without activation.

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-copter8sep08,1,1441032.story?coll=la-news-a_section

I've been thinking about emailing the Chief of Staff Army, USAF, Navy & Marines with a suggestion to have magnetic signs available on their helicopters that can be slapped on the side, white background...red lettering--''U.S. COAST GUARD'' with small 10 point type below -- 'temp'.

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I'd prefer
by TONI H / September 17, 2005 7:43 PM PDT

US MILITARY
NOT LOCAL/STATE......
THANK THE FEDS

and put it on every 'vehicle'

TONI

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That way every tv camera
by TONI H / September 17, 2005 7:46 PM PDT
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reporting the 'news' would know and have to acknowledge that state/local governments had nothing to do with it.

Then paint on the busses......

LOCAL/STATE CONTROLLED
SUBMERGIBLE DEVICES ONLY
TOTALLY USELESS IN EMERGENCIES

TONI

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