IMAGE RELEASE: Coast Guard SAR operations in response to Hurricane Harvey

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 News Release  

August 29, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Contact: Headquarters Public Affairs
Office: (202) 372-4630
After Hours: (202) 603-3281

      IMAGE RELEASE: US Coast Guard SAR operations in response to Hurricane Harvey

SAR in Hurricane Harvey response operations

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard responds to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro Area Aug. 28, 2017. 

U.S. Coast Guard air crews and punt teams from around the nation are assisting in rescue efforts and have saved more than 3,600 people from flooded homes and streets.

In total, there are 21 helicopters assisting with around-the-clock rescue operations in Houston: seven MH-60 Jayhawks and 14 MH-65 Dolphins. 

"The Coast Guard is continuing to work with all federal, state and local agencies for rescue operations in the Houston area. We have pulled assets and resources from across the country to create a sustainable force," said Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area. "This is a united effort that is still in the early stages and we are focused on the safety of those in the affected area and saving lives."