Tuesday, December 8, 2020

USCG Lends Aid to Alaskan Landslide Incident

U.S. Coast Guard crews have been providing assistance since Thursday when landslides befell the town of Haines, Alaska.

For roughly eight hours, Coast Guard crews scoured a 35-square-foot nautical mile search area.

Station Juneau’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew was part of the effort to help.

“The partnerships throughout the multiple organizations involved in the response efforts for this disaster reflect how the Alaskan community comes together in times of need,” Said Capt. Stephen White, commander Coast Guard Sector Juneau. “We offer our condolences to all the residents of Haines who are affected.”

Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa is expected to stay to help with relief efforts and will continue to be in contact with Alaska State Troopers and Haines city officials. An emergency operations center is based at the Haines Fire Hall. For more reach out to EOC PIO Alekka Fullerton at 907-314-2230.