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Coast Guard conducts overflight of Alaska villages post storm

BERING SEA - Coast Guard, FEMA and Alaska State Homeland Security and Emergency Management representatives over fly more than 15 villages along the western coast of Alaska in an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Kodiak following a severe storm Nov. 10, 2011. The Coast Guard positioned additional resources in Western Alaska in advance of the storm but they were not needed to respond to any distress situations and have since been returned back to their home stations. U.S. Coast Guard video by Auxiliarist Drew Herman. BERING SEA - Coast Guard, FEMA and Alaska State Homeland Security and Emergency Management representatives over fly more than 15 villages along the western coast of Alaska in an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Kodiak following a severe storm Nov. 10, 2011.

The Coast Guard positioned additional resources in Western Alaska in advance of the storm but they were not needed to respond to any distress situations and have since been returned back to their home stations.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Auxiliarist Drew Herman.

KODIAK, Alaska - Cmdr. Joe Deer, center, the executive officer for Air Station Kodiak, shows representatives from FEMA and Alaska State Homeland Security and Emergency Management the charted course to check on the villages along the western coast of Alaska Nov. 10, 2011. Deer piloted an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane on an overflight to check for any damage from the recent storm in the region. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

KODIAK, Alaska - Cmdr. Joe Deer, center, the executive officer for Air Station Kodiak, shows representatives from FEMA and Alaska State Homeland Security and Emergency Management the charted course to check on the villages along the western coast of Alaska Nov. 10, 2011.

Deer piloted an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane on an overflight to check for any damage from the recent storm in the region.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

BERING STRAIT - An Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew flew over more than 15 villages along the west coast of Alaska to check for any damage from a severe storm Nov. 10, 2011. The Hercules crew conducted the overflight with representatives from FEMA and Alaska State Homeland Security and Emergency Management aboard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally. BERING STRAIT - An Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew flew over more than 15 villages along the western coast of Alaska to check for any damage from a severe storm Nov. 10, 2011.

The Hercules crew conducted the overflight with representatives from FEMA and Alaska State Homeland Security and Emergency Management aboard.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

BERING SEA - An Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew conducts a fly over of Scammon Bay during a survey flight of more than 15 villages along the western coast of Alaska Nov. 10, 2011. Without shore-fast ice along the coast the villages are at risk of coastal erosion and damage from storm surges created by a recent severe storm. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally. BERING SEA - An Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew conducts a fly over of Scammon Bay during a survey flight of more than 15 villages along the western coast of Alaska Nov. 10, 2011.

Without shore-fast ice along the coast the villages are at risk of coastal erosion and damage from storm surges created by a recent severe storm.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.


For more information please contact Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis at 907-321-4501.


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