COAST GUARD CONDUCTS POST-STORM DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OVER SOUTHWESTERN ATLANTIC

Thursday, October 6, 2016

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane crew conducted the first post-storm damage assessment flights Wednesday over Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.

The Ocean Sentry crew reported heavy coastal flooding and significant damage to infrastructure in southern Haiti. The crew also reported damage to highways, structures and houses along the northern region of Haiti and the south side of Isle De La Tortue.

Jocelerme Privert, president of Haiti, Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste, director of Haiti’s Civil Protection Division, Peter F. Mulrean, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Jonathon Anderson, senior program manager for the U.S. Agency of International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and Peter Reese, United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination representative joined the Ocean Sentry crew on the damage assessment flight over Haiti.

PICTURES: http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2889998/

 


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