Over 4000 survivors rescued to date. Coast Guard MEDEVAC’d all ill or injured evacuees from the Superdome yesterday.A sour note to end on. May all the unaccounted Coasties be as lucky as Fats Domino.
Toruo Hospital was completely evacuated by a combination of CG and Department of Defense aircraft.
48 aircraft from 9 Coast Guard air stations are operating in Sector New Orleans' area of responsibility, focusing on rooftop rescue and hospitals from the Causeway to the Lakefront, south of I-10, with a priority on hospitals.
A Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer required stitches from a cut received during rescue ops.
A Dolphin HH-65 helicopter touched down with its wheel up, no injuries. minor aircraft damage.
One Eighth District incident management team watchstander was hospitalized for 48-hours due to stress.
583,000 cases of MREs – 6 million meals, 9 million pounds of ice, 200,000 cases of water are being distributed.
DoD is establishing a 500-bed field hospital at New Orleans International Airport.
The number of Army helos involved in SAR ops has increase to 12, 2 Navy MH-47 Heavy Lift Helicopters will be made available today.
Status of Coasties:
- Eighth District staff (located in New Orleans) has 19 Active Duty, 10 Reserve and 18 civilians unaccounted for.
- Sector New Orleans personnel accounted for.
- Integrated Support Command New Orleans accounted for 93 active duty members out of 166.
- Sector Mobile has three members from Station Pascagoula unaccounted for.
Friday, September 02, 2005
A little delayed, but a summary of significant events as of this morning
As of early this morning, here are some details (with a Coast Guard flavor) of goings on along the Gulf coast. And I apologize for the delay in posting this stuff... sometimes the info doesn't flow as quickly as I'd like... even in the internet age, 1057 miles is still a long way.
Posted by Peter A. Stinson on Friday, September 02, 2005