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

Joint Information Center established for Port Arthur area

PORT ARTHUR, Texas – A Joint Information Center has been established at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur to disseminate response information for Hurricane Harvey in and around Port Arthur, Thursday.

Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams, Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Teams, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur crews, and multiple Coast Guard aircraft crews continue to assist people in distress.

The Incident Command Post at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston remains active with recovery efforts.

To reach the Port Arthur JIC, call 409-723-6528 or e-mail

For imagery and video the of Hurricane Harvey response, please visit

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