Video: Coast Guard and Navy Respond to Hurricane Harvey

By The Maritime Executive 08-31-2017 09:38:41

All branches of the military are participating in the effort to rescue flood victims, bring in much-needed supplies and re-establish commercial activity in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey. From evacuating citizens from the rooftops to surveying waterways and repairing infrastructure, servicemembers from around the nation are making heroic efforts to help Texans in need – as shown in the highlights below. 

Search and Rescue

Navy sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 evacuate students from a school in Vidor, Texas (USN)

Coastguardsman Troy Ramsdell holding an infant his crew evacuated from Kingwood Medical Center in Houston (USCG photo, caption via Houston Chronicle)

Coastguardsman on the flight line, Corpus Christi (USCG)

Customs and Border Patrol officers rescue flood victims in Houston (CBP)

Coast Guard punt boat team transports flood victims to dry land (USCG)

Bringing in supplies

Hovercraft carrying relief equipment approaches the welldeck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge, Norfolk, August 30. The Kearsarge is loading up with supplies and taking on a detachment of Marines before heading to Houston to join the relief effort. The amphib USS Oak Hill will also deploy to assist. 

Customs and Border Patrol agent helps transport much-needed blood donations

Coastguardsmen preparing to deploy to Texas pack relief supplies to bring with them (USCG)

Restoring maritime commerce

The crew of the buoy tender Harry Claiborne inspect and reposition buoys beset by Hurricane Harvey (USCG) 

The Coast Guard is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to restore fixed ATON in Houston and the surrounding area (USCG)

A diver inspects the ferry landing at Port Aransas. The ferry is still closed, one week after Harvey made landfall (TxDOT).