What’s the impact of Auxiliarists in Houston and Corpus Christi to date?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

As of September 4th, 2017 there are 29 US Coast Guard Auxiliary members currently deployed in the area. There are 4 open requests for Auxiliarists and one Auxiliarist is awaiting orders. The bulk of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary members have been directed to remain where they are, update their training status if possible, and to not self mobilize.


AuxAir operations are as follows: 3 in New Orleans, 5 in Houston, 3 in western region, 2 in eastern region, and 3 in Corpus Christi.

Aux surface operations are as follows:  Sector Houston AOR has 19 trailerable facilities/15 shallow boats.
Sector Corpus Christi AOR has 5 facilities. Sector New Orleans has 7 trailerable facilities/4 shallow boats.
Sector Lower Mississippi has 12 shallow boats.


100% of Division 081-04, 081-06, and 081-07 are accounted for. Division 081-06 had 5 members displaced or evacuated; 14 damaged homes and 2 damaged cars. Division 081-07 had 8 members displaced or evacuated, 1 home was devastated, 4 homes damaged.

If you are not an Auxiliarist you can help by donating to the charity of your choice or perhaps consider joining the Auxiliary at www.join.cgaux.org. If you are an Auxiliarist that has completed Mandatory Training and have the following specialties, please contact the POC below:

ICS= ICP staffing, liaisons, GIS specialists, Check-in recorders, and Data entry.

Air Ops= Overflights, SAR, Assessments, Crew Assistance, Photography, Transport of personnel and supplies, etc.

Ops Ashore= Damage Assessments, Pollution Investigations, Watchstanders, Communications.

Ops Afloat= Patrols, Safety Zones, Waterside Assessments, SAR, Transport, Evacuation, ATON verification.

Public Affairs= Qualified Public Affairs Specialists, Photographers, Social Media Specialists.

Food Service Specialists

General administrative assistance and data entry


POC Hurricane Harvey Auxiliary Coordination Cell is 504-671-2337



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