Hurricane Laura: Coast Guard Families Need Us
The Coast Guard has deployed more than 3,000 servicemembers, 32 aircraft crews, and 40 boat crews to respond to flooded and damaged areas in Texas and Louisiana that were affected by Hurricane Laura.
The storm made landfall on August 27 and throughout the Coast Guard Foundation has been in communication with national and local Coast Guard leadership.
Over the weekend we connected with families in the area that are now returning and we are saddened to report there many whose homes are completely destroyed. And many others will be displaced for some time as repairs take place.
The families in Hurricane Laura’s path were all evacuated prior to landfall, and we fear the stories we heard over the past two days are only the beginning as more return to assess the damage this week.
During these disasters, Coast Guard members are saving lives, assisting their neighbors, and witnessing the destruction of their neighborhoods firsthand. We are forever grateful for their heroism and sacrifice.