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If you are in a life-threatening situation and you need rescue, call 911 first, then your local emergency operation center (EOC). If you are unable to connect with your local emergency services, then call the Coast Guard.


Coast Guard images from around the globe

U.S. Coast Guard shallow-water response team members escort employees of a North Carolina electric utility to a flooded substation in order to perform maintenance on transformers in Newport, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018.
Coast Guard personnel rescue an elderly woman and her husband along with their pets after their home was flooded by Hurricane Florence, in Brunswick County, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018.
Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander, views a flight-map before traveling to North Carolina to assess damages caused by Hurricane Florence from a Coast Guard C-130 airplane in Norfolk, Virginia, Sept. 16, 2018.
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew search for survivors of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2018. Coast Guard air stations from around the country have sent aircraft and personnel to Air Station Elizabeth City, where response efforts are being coordinated.
A Coast Guard boat crew assists a resident in safely getting to his house Tuesday, September 18, in Pollocksville, North Carolina.

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