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United States Coast Guard
News Release
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Coast Guard rescues more than 940 people 

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams rescued more than 940 people in the greater Houston Metro Area, Wednesday.

"We are assessing the needs of the community around-the-clock and strategically placing our punt teams in the best place to assist,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephanie Tindall, a marine science technician at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston. “We have been working closely with partnered agencies to ensure an effective and efficient response effort." 

The Coast Guard has deployed assets and resources from across the country to create a sustainable response force. 

Currently, there are 33 Coast Guard helicopters and nine Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams, with 12 shallow-draft vessels, capable of operating in flooded urban areas.

Coast Guard has rescued more than 4,500 people and more than 113 pets.

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