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Press Release | Sept. 1, 2023

Coast Guard Area Command for Hurricane Idalia disestablished

Coast Guard Seventh District

MIAMI — The Coast Guard Seventh District has disestablished an area command post, Friday, which was stood up in response to Hurricane Idalia, at Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa Locka, Florida.  

The command post will be re-established in the case that additional Coast Guard support or logistics are needed in response to the storm’s aftermath.  

Coast Guard crews responded to a total of 20 search and rescue cases resulting in 16 lives assisted, and 13 marine environmental response reports of potential pollution incidents from damaged infrastructure or vessels. These responses occurred between Aug. 28 and Aug. 31 in the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Sector Jacksonville, Marine Safety Unit Savannah and Sector Charleston areas of responsibility.  

For information and inquiries relating to the Coast Guard's response to Hurricane Idalia and resumption of routine operations, please contact the appropriate geographic public affairs office:  

For imagery of the Coast Guard response to Hurricane Idalia, please visit DVIDS for photos and video of our efforts. Imagery was also shared to our official social media accounts linked below. 

As a reminder, the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. For more information about hurricane preparedness, visit NOAA’s and FEMA’s websites where you can find widgets that provide hurricane tracks and other updates. These can be found at Ready.Gov, NOAA NHC, and Information is also available in Español, Français and Kreyòl.   

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